Euromil News

NATO’s Warsaw Summit

On 8 and 9 July 2016, the Heads of State and Government of the 29 NATO member states came together in Warsaw. Given the deteriorating security situation in Europe’s neighbourhood as well as the internal challenges the Allies are facing, the summit was expected to take landmark decisions leading the …

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Euromil News

Contact with new French Professional Military Associations

On 2 October 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued judgements on two cases, namely Matelly vs France and Adefdromil vs France. In both cases a possible violation of article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was an essential element. Until that moment French soldiers …

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NATO-EU Joint Declaration

Two years after the Wales Summit, the world changed drastically. European citizens need to be secured and the fact that they live in EU member states, NATO member states or states which are a member of both organisations (NATO and EU share 22 members), makes that a strong cooperation between …

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EUROMIL Board in Strasbourg

From 4 to 6 July 2016, the Board of EUROMIL visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg, facilitated by Ivo Belet, Member of the European Parliament. The members of the Board had the occasion to visit the premises of the European Parliament in Strasburg, and learn about its policy and decision …

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“We Need a Shared Vision and Common Action!”

It is hard these days to address an issue without, at least briefly, coming back on the outcome of the UK referendum on the European Union, better known as Brexit. Although we will withhold us from writing one more Brexit analysis, we would like to add some reflections to the …

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Priorities of the Slovak EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2016 Slovakia will take over the EU Council Presidency from the Netherlands. As the Presidency rotates every 6 months, Slovakia will hand it over to Malta on 1 January 2017. The three countries have closely worked together to establish the 18 months working programme. Within this common …

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Members news

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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Euromil News

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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