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  • EU elections: ICAN urges MEPs to join the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

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    As EU elections approach, arms control on nuclear weapons is unravelling, giving way to a new arms race amid escalating nuclear rhetoric. ICAN has asked all European Parliament candidates to support ICAN’s parliamentary pledge in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted in 2017. More than 1,000 members of national parliaments across the EU have already joined.

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  • NEW POLL: Europeans reject US nuclear weapons on own soil

    On the first anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), new YouGov polling commissioned by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has found an overwhelming rejection of nuclear weapons.  The poll was conducted in the four EU countries that host US nuclear weapons: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Italy. In each country, an overwhelming majority of people surveyed were in favour of removing the weapons from their soil, and for their countries to sign the Treaty that bans them outright.

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  • NEW POLL: Vast Majority of Europeans Reject US Nuclear Weapons on Own Soil

    On the first anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), new YouGov polling commissioned by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has found an overwhelming rejection of nuclear weapons. 

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  • US pressured NATO states to vote no to a ban

    The United States warned other NATO members that efforts to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons or to delegitimise nuclear deterrence "are fundamentally at odds with NATO's basic policies on deterrence".

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  • European Parliament votes in favour of a ban

    Brussels/Strasbourg. European Union’s legislature takes clear stance on upcoming negotiations on international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons: the EU’s Member States should “support the convening” and “participate substantively” in its negotiation. 

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