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President Jacob at General Assembly of N-COACA

The President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, was invited by N-COACA to speak at their General Assembly on 7 March 2016. The General Assembly, which took place in Nicosia, was opened by Katerina Markoullidou, the President of N-COACA. Afterwards, President Jacob addressed the assembly, before the Minister of Defence of Cyprus, …

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The Requirement of Parliamentary Approval

Abstract – The German Bundestag must approve any deployment of the German armed forces abroad. In view of a recent revision of the law, the DBwV takes stock of changes: Deployments of the German armed forces will be accounted and evaluated in the future, which is a positive step. Unfortunately, there …

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Father or Soldier?

Abstract – Being a father with a six-year old daughter or being an infantry private, this is the dilemma Marcos García Rodríguez has been facing since a new regulation was introduced a year ago. The Order DEF/253/201 regulates holiday arrangements, permits, and reduction of working hours in the armed forces …

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Call for New Investigation on Effects of PX-10

Abstract – AFMP Chairlady, Anne-Marie Snels, calls for a new and independent investigation of the gun-cleaning oil PX-10, which might cause cancer if used without the necessary protection. AFMP claims that an earlier investigation conducted by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in 2011 was not carried out accurately, …

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CAOA Looking Ahead

Abstract – CAOA held an extraordinary General Assembly on 29 January 2016. On this occasion, three topics of major importance were discussed in the presence of high-ranking politicians: the officer’s future, pending bills on promotion and consequences of the solution of the Cyprus problem. The Minister of Defence emphasized that …

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We Need More Soldiers

Abstract – CS union representatives express the urgent need for more colleagues in the Danish defence, not only in the army, but also in the navy and the air force. A critical look taken by CS reveals that the numbers confirm the warning. The original text is available hereunder and …

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First Common Declaration of ZVSR with Partners

Abstract – ZVSR, a long-term member of EUROMIL, organised a meeting with other military associations in Slovakia. The participants discussed issues related to the readiness of the armed forces of the Slovak Republic, as well as social security of professional soldiers, including women in uniform, reservists and military retirees. It …

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2016 – Still Young but Already Promising

Although we are still at the beginning of 2016, it looks already promising. Important steps towards the creation of united European armed forces At European level, the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first semester 2016 had a promising start. After only one month, on …

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SOVCG Signed Agreement with Ministry of Defence

Abstract – SOVCG signed an agreement with the Montenegrin Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 31 December 2015, which more closely regulates certain mutual rights, obligations and responsibilities of SOVCG and the MoD. Amongst others, the MoD shall provide the conditions for union activities, such as work premises, usage of official …

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Same Duties – Different Treatment?

The Lithuanian armed forces announced a month ago the arrival of 130 US troops. Lithuania will act as a host country and in consequence be obliged to take care of US troop’s meals, accommodation and other necessary logistics. Laimonas Jakas of the Soldier Rights Defense Center (KTGC) explains that this …

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