Proposal for Skopje Spring Congress 2020

Proposal 907

LYMEC Spring Congress, April 3 to 5, 2020 in Skopje

Author: Junge Liberale, JNC, NEOs, Lithuanian liberal youth, European Youth of Ukraine

Status: [  ] accepted [  ] rejected [  ] transferred to: ___________________________

The Skopje Spring Congress 2020 may decide:

1No European Weapons for Saudi Arabia

2Considering that:

3-        Government of Saudi Arabia planned and conducted extrajudicial killing of Jamal

4Khasshogi violating basic human rights. Such case showed Saudi Arabia’s unwillingness to
5accept critical voices;

6-        It is impossible to track the usage of exported weapons from the EU to Saudi Arabia.

7Therefore, it cannot be ensured that the weapons are used to protect totalitarian systems in and
8outside Saudi Arabia;

9-          The strategic partnership including the export of weapons during the last years did not

10have a positive impact on did not have postitve impact on peaceful cooperation and detente in
11Middle East region;

12Believing that:

13-          The EU has to stand in for democratic values and the worldwide implementation of the

14Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the UN,

15-          Economic interests and the export of weapons cannot be given preference to democratic


17Calls for:

18-          an immediate export stop of weapons to Saudi Arabia from all EU member states,

19-          a consideration of EU sanctions against Saudi Arabian politicians and other persons close

20to the Saudi Arabian government,

21-          a common European strategy for Saudi Arabia and a critical reconsideration of the past

22strategy of the member states of the EU.

Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Skopje Spring Congress 2020 03 - 05 April 2020.