Euromil News

Mission Critical – Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector

From 18-20 June 2019, the German Marshall Fund, WIIS.de, Deutscher.Soldat and EUROMIL organised  the 5th edition of the “Mission Critical – Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector”, which took place in Berlin, Germany. The first day was organised by the German Federal Ministry of Defence and hosted by the Canadian …

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Women In Ground Combat Units, Does It Really Make Sense?

The following is an opinion piece by Roger Housen of ACMP-CGPM. For more information, please contact ACMP-CGPM. In a considerable number of countries, women are still not allowed to serve in ground combat units. Military as well as political reasons are given to justify this provision. As a former commander …

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New DBwV Demands for the Fire Department of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The DBwV project team “fire department of the German Armed Forces”, who represents the interests of the soldiers, civil servants and employees of the fire department of the German Armed Forces, presented a new position paper. The position paper will be used to communicate the demands to the political …

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German Bundestag Passed Important Bill for the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The German Bundestag passed the “BwEinsatzBerStG”, which aims to improve the readiness for duty of the German Armed Forces. The “BwEinsatzBerStG” changes different laws in order to improve the social and legal regulations of the operational conditions for soldiers, soldiers with temporary contracts and reservists. The DBwV was involved …

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Speech of HKKF President Vinther at EPSU Congress

The HKKF President and EUROMIL Board Member Flemming Vinther delivered a speech at the EPSU Congress in Dublin this year. The full text of the speech is available hereunder. For more information, please contact HKKF. Dear delegates, dear EPSU colleagues I am pleased to note that the basic right to …

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Euromil News

Heinz Volland Passed Away

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Heinz Volland, who passed away at the age of 98. Mr. Volland was one of the founding fathers of EUROMIL in 1972 and since 2005 honorary member of EUROMIL. In his capacity as President of the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) from …

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Euromil News

Inclusive Security Forces: Lifting the Taboos

The following article was written by EUROMIL in the framework of this year’s Debating Security Plus debate on LGBTI Rights in the security Sector and first published on Friends of Europe’s “Europe’s World” platform. Voters went to the polls from 23 to 26 May 2019 to elect their representatives to the …

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Euromil News

NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia

The 2019 spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) took place in the ancient halls of Bratislava Castle (Slovakia) from 31 May to 3 June 2019. “We come together at the convergence of three significant anniversaries” Madeleine Moon, NATO PA President, said. “NATO’s 70th anniversary and the 15th …

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Euromil News

Court of Justice of the European Union Ruled on Implementation of Working Time Directive

On 14 May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union published a new judgment regarding the implementation of the Working Time Directive (WTD). The case In the present case, a Spanish trade union (CCOO) complained about the practice of the a German firm (Deutsche Bank) towards Spanish employees, …

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Meeting Document

Investing In Defence Personnel Is The Safer Option

Abstract – The Presidents of four Dutch trade unions wrote an open letter to the Cabinet which was published in one of the big Dutch newspapers. It is ‘a wake-up’ call and a call for more money to be made available for collective bargaining. The reason? After years of spending …

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