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AP Celebrates its 17th Anniversary

The “Association of Enlisted” (AP), one of three Portuguese member associations of EUROMIL, recently celebrated its 17th anniversary. Registered  on 24 February 2000 as Associação de Praças da Armada (APA),  only representing navy personnel at that time, it subsequently amended its statute in order to integrate and represent all enlisted …

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Internal Security Tasks for Military Forces: Has Europe a Role to Play?

On 8 November 2016, the Kangaroo Group organised a lunch debate on the topic of “Internal Security Tasks for Military Forces: Has Europe a Role to Play?”. The President of the Kangaroo Group, MEP Michael Gahler, opened the meeting by pointing out that the lines between internal and external security …

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Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces

EUROMIL participated in the 8th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF), which took place from 2 to 5 October 2016 in Amsterdam. For the 8th consecutive year, representatives of ombuds institutions for the armed forces of nearly thirty countries, as well as of international and non-governmental …

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EUROMIL Representatives Visited Ukraine

On 7 June 2016, EUROMIL, together with OSCE/ODIHR, organised a roundtable meeting in Riga (Latvia) on the role of military associations and unions in the Baltic countries and Eastern region. After a very long period without having had formal contact with Ukrainian representatives, this event was the ideal opportunity to …

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Greek Military Personnel May Join Military Unions

On 27 July 2016, a law granting military personnel the right to join military unions and be represented by them was adopted in Greece. After having fought for many years for this right, the law marks a turning point in relations between military personnel and military and political authorities, as …

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Euromil News

Take Advantage of the Moment!

In the past week two shocking events dominated the news. In Nice, in the South of France, more than eighty innocent people, amongst them several young children, were killed by a truck which unhesitatingly mowed everyone on the road. Naturally, a link was made with the recent terrorist attacks that …

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Interesting reading: Envisioning European defence

The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the EU agency dealing with the analysis of foreign, security and defence policy issues, has recently published an interesting research paper entitled “Envisioning European defence: five futures”. The paper, to which contributed several authors, assumes that European policy-makers have the power to …

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OSCE Conference on the Code of Conduct

On 2 and 3 June 2016, the German Chairmanship of the OSCE organised a conference on the “Code of Conduct: Parliamentary Control and Oversight of the Security Sector” in Berlin. The conference brought together over 100 representatives of more than 30 states and institutions. Parliamentarians, OSCE officials and ombuds-institutions were …

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Appointment of the President of SOVCG in the Social Council of Montenegro

Abstract – President of the “Trade Union of Defense and Army of Montenegro”, Mr.Nenad Cobeljic, has become a member of the Social Council of Montenegro. Mr. Cobeljic’s appointment opens the opportunity to directly protect and promote the interests of the employees in the armed forces of Montenegro and the Ministry …

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