EU Regional Development Money Goes to Merchants of Death
US aerospace corporation Honeywell receives €4.2 million from the EU’s Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for its research and development centre in the Czech Republic, where, amongst other things, it makes guidance systems for missiles. Honeywell was, until recently, a leading manufacturer of cluster bombs. it produced in the second half of the last century.
Nokia Siemens Networks was sued by Iranian dissidents for having supplied Tehran with technology allowing mobile phones to be tracked down and wire-tapped, but that didn’t stand in the way of its getting €3.1 million for a plant in Wroclaw or €900,000 for one in Portugal.
Dassault, which makes fighter jets for the French, was another recipient of moneys from the peace-loving European Union.
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