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For an Integrated Defence System in Europe

Abstract – After the French-British summit of Saint-Malo created new military structures of the European Union in December 1998, there were not many updates of European defence structures. At the summit, Mr. Jacques Chirac and Mr. Tony Blair marked the beginning of a policy of security and defence within the …

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Comprehensive Approach – Solving Problems

Abstract – What means comprehensive approach? It means that crises and conflicts can be managed with a mixture of military, diplomacy and development assistances. However, the German Armed Forces Association would appreciate a more comprehensiveness as from the process of drafting strategies.  While the White Paper of the German Armed …

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Success for the German Armed Forces Association

Abstract – The German Bundestag adopted on 10 June 2016 an amendment to the Military Personnel Representation Act, in German the so-called Soldatenbeteiligungsgesetz. The approval of the  parliamentary groups was surprisingly high. The coalition of the governing parties CDU/CSU (conservatives) and SPD (social democrats) is working towards the modernisation of …

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PACE Adopts Resolution on Women in the Armed Forces

On 21 June 2016, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted the Resolution “Women in the armed forces: promoting gender equality, putting an end to gender-based violence”. The Resolution was drafted by the French Senator Maryvonne Blondin, who also exchanged views with EUROMIL during her fact-finding …

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Joint Press Release of ASSODIPRO and AFeVA Sardinia

Abstract – Military personnel and the Italian armed forces in general are overwhelmed by a tragedy caused by undue exposure to deadly asbestos fibres. The crisis is estimated to peak between 2020 and 2025. Nevertheless, the issue of compensation for the damage suffered is unsolved yet. The reasons for that …

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Roundtable on the Role of Military Associations and Unions in the Baltic Countries and Eastern Region

On 7 June 2016 in Riga, EUROMIL together with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) hosted an event on international standards and good practices concerning the human rights of armed forces personnel, including what conditions enable military associations to be effective in safeguarding the rights of …

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Federal Assembly of the European Movement International

On 27 May 2016, the European Movement International (EMI) held its Federal Assembly in The Hague. The meeting brought together over 60 delegates from national councils as well as international member associations, amongst which EUROMIL, to discuss joint policy positions and vote on administrative procedures. During the morning session, the …

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NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Tirana, Albania

The 2016 spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) took place in Tirana, Albania, from 27 to 30 May 2016. The NATO PA brought together more than 300 parliamentarians from the 28 NATO member countries as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss reports, recommendations …

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Ethics in Counter-Terrorism

From 23 to 25 May 2016 the International Society for Military Ethics in Europe (Euro-ISME) organised its 6th Annual Conference in the Akershus Fortress in Oslo. The event, entitled “Ethics in Counter-Terrorism”, was organised in cooperation with the Norwegian Military Staff College and the Norwegian Military Chaplaincy. In previous decades, …

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Soldiers Picket Line in Vilnius, Lithuania

On 4, 5 and 6 May EUROMIL’s Lithuanian member association “Soldier Rights Defence Center” (KTGC) organised three picket lines in front of the government building, the Ministry of Defence and the office of the President. At each occasion a delegation of KTGC, headed by Laimonas Jakas, was received by several …

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