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Members news

Attractiveness of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – In May 2015 a law entered into force in Germany which aims at improving social conditions (working time, pension systems etc.) of servicemen and -women and making the army more attractive as an employer. The original text is available hereunder and full details about the law can be …

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Members news

Meeting with Swedish MEP

Abstract – Facilitated by Rudolf Schmelzer, a member of the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV), Ahmet Zengin, the President of the Turkish Military Union (TAS) met with Bodil Valero. Ms. Valero is a Swedish Member of the European Parliament, dealing with the EU relations with Turkey in her capacity as …

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ATME Digital

Abstract – ATME has a new digital magazine, offering another point of view: Experiences from members, aims of the association, interviews and more. The original text is available hereunder. For further information please contact ATME. ATME Digital El objetivo de esta revista digital no es otro que acercaros de la …

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Euromil News

NATO Invites Montenegro to Join the Alliance

On 2 December 2015, the Foreign Ministers of all 28 NATO member states invited Montenegro to begin accession talks to join the Alliance, fulfilling the task given by the Heads of State and Government at the Wales Summit in September 2014. The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, explained, at …

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Euromil News

Meeting of EUROMIL and Finnish Military Trade Unions

On 25 November 2015, the President and the Vice-President of EUROMIL, namely Emmanuel Jacob and Flemming Vinther, visited the Finnish member association of EUROMIL (Päällystöliitto ry) in Helsinki. On the occasion of this visit, a roundtable discussion was organised with most of the other Finnish military trade unions. Beside the …

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Wind of Change

Abstract – Pepe and Paco, two comrades at the Air Force, talk about their current concerns regarding the military career. Their discussion takes place in the framework of the economic crisis that is currently ravaging Spain, particularly its younger generation. In this informal dialogue, Pepe, the optimist, and Paco, the …

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Promising New Struggles for the Greek Military

A peaceful demonstration of military and police forces, including retired personnel, took place on 20 November 2015 in Athens. The protesters marched towards the Ministry of Finance and the Greek parliament, where a resolution and demands were handed over. “We gathered to protest massively and to express our rage and …

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Euromil News

Best Greetings from Brussels

First of all, many thanks to those who send EUROMIL text messages and emails last weekend after the alarming situation in Belgium and in particular the Brussels area. Yes, we are all doing well and no, we are not living in some kind of war zone! However the security situation …

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Euromil News

France invoked “mutual defence clause” for the first time in EU history

For the first time, defence ministers of the 28 member states of the European Union unanimously decided, at their meeting on 17 November 2015, to activate the “mutual defence clause” of the Lisbon Treaty. After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, France had invoked article 42.7 of …

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Euromil News

Berlin Security Conference 2015

The 14th Congress on European Security and Defence, Berlin Security Conference, one was of the largest events on European Security and Defence, was held on 17 and 18 November 2015. The meeting, to which participated approximately 1000 persons from over 50 countries, including the Board of EUROMIL, was organised by …

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