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63rd Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: “Complex and multifaceted challenges!”

From 6 to 9 October 2017 the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) gathered for its Annual Session in Bucharest, Romania. Romania hosted the NATO PA’s Annual Session for the third time. The first Assembly session was held in October 1997, at a time when Romania was still a candidate for …

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Euromil News

Silent leges inter arma?

From 20 to 22 September 2017, the Belgian Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) organised the first ‘Silent leges inter arma?’ conference. This international conference brought together practitioners and academics active in the field of law, security and defence from a wide …

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Euromil News

The Social Dimension of the Armed Forces

On 27 September 2017, EUROMIL hosted a rapid fire chat on the social dimension of the armed forces on the occasion of the Debating Security Plus online brainstorm. Participants debated best practices and problems with the implementation of military trade unionism in general as well as specific issues of common …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Participation in Hearing at Spanish Parliament

On 27 September 2017 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob, was invited for a hearing at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. The subcommittee for the study of the professional system of military troop and seamen of the armed forces, was created within the Defence Committee, by the Congress of Deputies on 2 …

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Euromil News

United in Military Diversity – How to Accommodate Diverging Military Cultures

On 28 September 2017, EUROMIL together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised the first event in a tripartite series on overcoming obstacles on the way towards a European Army. The first event focused on the question how working together with military personnel from diverse national military cultures works …

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Greek Armed Forces, “PROMETHEUS Program”

The difficult years of the Memoranda era in Greece, have left the negative social and economic impact on the military personnel, as well as to all Greek people. The absence, in the Ministry of National Defence, of a specific department of designing and implementing support programs to the soldiers – …

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Euromil News

Advocating the right of association for military personnel

On 25 September 2017, the President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, met with Annalisa Ciampi, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in Florence, Italy. The Special Rapporteur is mandated by the Human Rights Council resolution 15/21 “to gather all relevant information, including national …

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Euromil News

Conference on Pension Systems for Security Personnel in the Visegrad Countries

On 19 September, EUROMIL organised a conference on pension systems for security personnel in the Visegrad countries in Budapest, Hungary, which was co-funded by the Visegrad Fund. Due to the financial and economic crisis, state budgets are cut down, demographic changes lead to a situation in which the number of …

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Euromil News

PESCO? Soon a Reality?

Permanent Structured Cooperation, better known under its acronym PESCO, is almost something as EUROMILLIONS winners: everybody knows that they exist, but nobody knows where and who they are! PESCO is a tool provided by the Lisbon Treaty to change the current patchwork of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation in Europe …

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Review of the Belgian Military Pension System

Abstract – The Belgian government intends to increase the retirement age of the military personnel drastically. In its initial proposal, all soldiers were supposed to serve in the future to at least 63 years and some even up to 67. After months of discussions with the unions, a new proposal …

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