Euromil News

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 News

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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Euromil News

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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Euromil News

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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Euromil News

“Tide of Tricorns” in Madrid

On Saturday, 14 November 2015, over 10.000 Civil Guard* employees occupied the streets of Madrid to defend their fundamental rights and freedoms. It was the largest demonstration ever organised by the “Unified Association of Civil Guards” (AUGC). The demonstration had been prohibited by the government but was finally authorised by …

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Euromil News

Training session and roundtable discussion on the role of military associations and unions in the Balkan countries

EUROMIL organised a training session and roundtable discussion on the role of military associations and unions in the Balkan countries, with a particular focus on social dialogue, on 15 September 2015 in Skopje (FYROM). While the right to freedom of association and related rights are recognised for military personnel in …

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