Abolition 2000 is a worldwide network working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Six European countries - Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands,Turkey and the United Kingdom - host 480 US owned and controlled nuclear bombs under NATO “nuclear sharing” arrangements. These weapons are illegal, irresponsible and unjustifiable. 2006 brings an opportunity to finally put an end to this dangerous cold war legacy, as NATO begins a review process of its fundamental purpose and objectives.

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Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2006

You are invited to a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the World Court’s advisory opinion on the threat or use of nuclear weapons. It will be on 6-7 July 2006 in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Organised by Abolition 2000 Europe, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, International Peace Bureau, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Book online:
Download conference programme (.pdf)

Other events in Brussels 6,7,8 July


Extra events in Brussels during and after

Posted by Abolition, 29th May 2006 | Category: Events
Here is more information about events in Brussels next week.

The Last Atomic Bomb Thursday 6 July, 6pm - 7:30pm

Return to the ICJ Planning Meeting

Abolition 2000 Europe Network Meeting: Thursday 6th July, 8 pm, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Tweekerkenstraat 47, Brussels

Activist Workshop
: Friday 7th July, 6pm-8pm, at or near European Parliament

Bombspotting Action at NATO hq: Saturday 8th July, Meet at 10:30am, Brussels Central Train Station

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today welcomed the announcement by a Pentagon official that interceptor missiles for the US ‘Son of Star Wars’ missile defence system will not be sited in the UK, according to the Scottish Herald newspaper. The official cited the strong domestic opposition to the ongoing occupation of Iraq as a primary reason for this decision.


U.S. Is Proposing European Shield for Iran Missiles

Posted by Abolition, 22nd May 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The Bush administration is moving to establish a new antimissile site in Europe that would be designed to stop attacks by Iran against the United States and its European allies.
The administration's proposal, which comes amid rising concerns about Iran's suspected program to develop nuclear weapons, calls for installing 10 antimissile interceptors at a European site by 2011. Poland and the Czech Republic are among the nations under consideration.

(From: New York Times)
Réseau Sortir du nucléaire and France Greenpeace have released a leaked document on the safety of the new EPR nuclear reactor. They call on people, organisations, groups to publish this document on their own websites.

(Download the document: part 1, part 2)

On 4th May, there was a debate on the replacement of Trident (British nuclear weapon system) in the Scottish Parliament.

Note: the Scottish Parliament does not have responsibility for Defence or Foreign affairs, it is a "reserved" issue, meaning that the British Parliament retains responisbility.

(Full text of the debate, Scottish Parliament website)