Israel is the main foreign partner for the EU’s “framework programme” for scientific research, which has been allocated €53 billion between 2007 and 2013. The EU is the second only to the Israel Science Foundation in Jerusalem as a source of research funding for Israel…

Using the pretext of fighting terrorism, the EU has decided in recent years that arms companies are eligible to receive funding for “security research”. Ten of the 45 initial projects described by the EU as “security research” have involved Israeli companies, academic or state institutions…

See factsheet (pdf) produced for the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign by Dave Cronin, an Irish journalist living in Brussels. Dave’s book “Europe’s Unholy Alliance with Israel” will be published by Pluto Press during 2010.