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Denmark: Soldiers on the Front Line in the Fight for Public Sector Collective Agreements

On 4 June, public sector employees in Denmark got new collective agreements. A large majority of trade union members voted in favour of the agreements, which came about after historically long negotiations that put the negotiating parties on the verge of a major labour dispute. Danish soldiers played an active …

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Meeting of the Council of Personnel of Spanish Armed Forces

Abstract – On Friday 22 June 2018, the Council of Personnel of Spanish Armed Forces (COPERFAS) met with the aim of being the first contact between the new MoD Margarita Robles, the new Secretary of Personnel of MoD and the Military associations. The meeting was followed with a good ambient …

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25th Anniversary of ZV SR

The Festive Meeting of the 25th Anniversary of creating ZV SR (the Association of the Professional Soldiers and the Military Retirees of the Slovak Republic) was held on 22 May 2018 in Military Garrison Club of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in Trenčín. Almost one hundred members of …

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A Common European Defence Market – How to tackle Fragmentation?

On 5 June 2018, EUROMIL, together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) organised the third event in the series “Overcoming Obstacles on the Way Towards a European Army” dealing with defence industry cooperation in the European Union. Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General of DG GROW at the European Commission …

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Euromil News

Security Needs a New Narrative

NATO is currently moving into its new, modern headquarters in Brussels. Allied chiefs of defense had their first inaugural meeting on May 16 in the new place to review key military deliverables ahead of the Defense Ministerial in June and the Summit in July. Discussions focused, among other things, on …

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Demonstration of Spanish Military Personnel in Front of the Ministry of Defence

On 12 May 2018, four Spanish military associations, amongst which two EUROMIL members (ATME and AUME), organized a large demonstration in the centre of Madrid in front of the Ministry of Defence. The summary of the event can be read here. The supporting statement of EUROMIL is available here. For …

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Public Hearing: Soldiers’ rights in EU Member States

On 15 May 2018, EUROMIL President Jacob addressed the members of the Security and Defence (SEDE) Committee of the European Parliament during a public hearing on “Soldiers’ rights in EU Member States”. MEP Clare Moody (S&D, UK), Vice-Chair of the SEDE Committee opened the hearing by pointing out the importance …

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Euromil News

117th EUROMIL Presidium Meeting in Brussels

On 20 and 21 April 2017, about 50 delegates from 16 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels, Belgium for the 117th Presidium Meeting. EUROMIL holds Presidium Meetings twice every year. The Presidium approves the policy of the Board and provides impetus for the prospective further development of …

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EUROMIL Statement on the Situation in Denmark

To support its Danish members CS and HKKF, EUROMIL issued the following statement. Dear colleagues, The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) fully supports your struggle for fair wages in the public sector as a whole, and in the military in particular. EUROMIL is an umbrella organisation composed of 34 …

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Military Trade Unionism in Europe

EUROMIL, together with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) organised a lunch debate on “Military Trade Unionism in Europe” on 21 March 2018. Peter Scherrer, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Deputy General Secretary, opened the debate by stating that the right of workers to have their voices heard, the right …

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