Euromil News

Reflection paper on the future of European Defence

On 7 June 2017, the European Commission published a reflection paper on the future of European Defence which presents three different scenarios for moving towards a Security and Defence Union. On the same day, the European Commission issued a proposal to launch a European Defence Fund to support a more …

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Euromil News

General Assembly of N-COACA

On 6 June 2017, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association of the Cyprus Army (N-COACA) organised its 9th General Assembly in Nicosia. N-COACA joined EUROMIL in 2010 and has ever since been a highly respected and trusted member. Together with the Minister of Defence, Mr. Fokaides, the Chief of the National Guard, …

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EUROMIL Informal Roundtable on Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel, Pristina

On 3 April 2017, EUROMIL held an informal roundtable on fundamental rights and freedoms of armed forces personnel in Pristina. Together with a limited number of participants from the Ministry for the Kosovo Security Force, the Assembly of Kosovo, the Ombudsperson of Kosovo and other relevant stakeholders, EUROMIL discussed standards, …

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Euromil News

Roundtable Meeting on the Implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in the Southern European Armed Forces

On 16 March 2017, EUROMIL organised, in Lisbon, a roundtable meeting on the implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) in the Southern European armed forces. The implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in the armed forces being a concrete issue for the Southern European countries, the …

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Members news

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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Euromil News

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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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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