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114th Presidium Meeting of EUROMIL in Brussels

On 20 and 21 October 2016, more than 80 delegates from 24 member associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels for the 5th Congress and 114th Presidium Meeting. The Congress elected its new Board on 20 October 2016 and was followed by an evening reception to welcome the new Board together …

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‘Dwell Time’ Regulation Should Also Apply to Frontex-Deployment

Abstract – Working for Frontex means being away from home for months and exposing yourself to risks like during any other deployment. Omar Boulachioukh was deployed for three months on the Greek island of Chios with the Frontex Border Sercurity Team (BST). Yet the usual regulations regarding ‘dwell time’ (period …

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Defend With Pride

“Defend with Pride”, the new LGBT network of the Irish defence forces, was  officially launched on 11 October 2016 with the aim of making the defence forces a more diverse place. The objectives of the network are “to provide support, information and guidance for LGBT personnel and Allies who wish …

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Recalling Problems of Military Personnel With Temporary Contracts

Abstract – On the occasion of the Spanish National Day celebrated on 12 October 2016, ATME highlights the problems of military personnel with temporary contracts. The regulations which enable the Spanish armed forces to recruit military personnel on short term contracts were initially designed to contribute to the professionalisation of …

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New EUROMIL Board Elected

Delegates from almost all EUROMIL member associations came together on 20 October 2016 for the 5th Congress. The Congress is the highest EUROMIL authority, which meets every four years. It is composed of the delegates of the member associations in proportion to their membership. The Congress discussed and approved a motion …

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Solution of the Problem to Outsource Cleaning Services in Spanish Army

Abstract – The Spanish Council of Ministers authorized several exceptions in the implementation of the Order HAP / 1169/2016 of 14 July 2016.  The latter had resulted in the termination of outsourced cleaning services in the facilities of the Spanish army. One of the exceptions made by the Council of …

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Contingency Plan After Termination of Outsourced Cleaning Service in the Spanish Army

Abstract – The approval of the Order HAP / 1169/2016 of 14 July 2016 resulted in a situation, where the Spanish army is legally unable to hire outsourced cleaning services for its facilities. Awaiting a Council of Ministers decision to end this dilemma, the Directorate Quartering adopted general guidelines allowing the …

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Inclusive Security Forces Discussed at the OSCE HDIM 2016

On Wednesday 28 September 2016, EUROMIL organised a side event on “Inclusive Security Forces”, in the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. OSCE participating States have committed themselves to ban discrimination on any ground (Copenhagen 1990). The principle of non-discrimination as well as …

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The Use of Military Forces for Internal Security Tasks

On 27 September, EUROMIL and CESI jointly organised the 14th edition of CESI@noon on the topic of “The use of military forces for internal security tasks”. The President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, introduced the topic by highlighting the changed nature of military missions. Recent terrorist attacks in different European countries …

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HOSZ Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Abstract – EUROMIL’s Hungarian member association HOSZ celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. On this occasion, the union organized a family and sport event on 17 September 2016. In spite of the rainy weather more than 600 members of HOSZ took part on the exceptional stylish sport, cultural and entertaining …

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