It is necessary to strive towards a Nuclear Weapons Convention * However, I do not believe that the process of nuclear disarmament will ever start with a NWC. An NWC will, hopefully, come in the middle of the process, and will enhance the pressure on states which risk being the sole nuclear states left on the globe. (It is considered, for instance, that Israel does not support a NWC. )

Thus I am not trying to say that those who work towards a NWC are mistaken or misguided, but I continue to maintain the view that general nuclear abolition must start to happen somewhere, to begin with, and then spread from there to other places. That 'somewhere', for us who live in Europe, must be our country and ourselves. We also need to understand that European Nuclear Disarmament and European Union presuppose each other.