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2nd “Silent Leges Inter Arma?” Conference

From 18 to 21 September 2017, the Belgian Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) organised the second ‘Silent leges inter arma?’ conference. This international conference brought together practitioners and academics active in the field of law, security and defence from a wide …

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Freedom of Speech and Expression in the Armed Forces

Experts and representatives of armed forces, defence ministries, military trade unions and professional associations from a range of OSCE participating States shared experiences and good practices in protecting armed forces’ right to freedom of expression while ensuring operational effectiveness at an event held on 17 September 2018, on the margins …

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European Commission on CSDP Missions and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In the aftermath of the event “Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research” organised by EUROMIL in March 2018 in the European Parliament, MEP Clare Moody (S&D, UK) addressed a written question to the European Commission. She inquired about a possible duty of care the European institutions have towards military personnel …

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Update: Two Greek Soldiers Arrested by Turkey Released

The two Greek soldiers who had been arrested by Turkey since March 2018 have been released on 14 August 2018. EUROMIL is pleased that the diplomatic efforts finally succeeded. During the past months, EUROMIL supported its Greek member associations and issued this statement on the issue: “Since March 2018, two …

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NATO Summit in Brussels

On 11 and 12 July 2018, the Heads of State and Government of the 29 NATO member states came together in the new Headquarters of the Alliance in Brussels. In times where the security landscape around the Alliance is undergoing profound changes, the summit was expected to take landmark decisions …

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EU Strives for Enhancing Its Capacity to Act as a Security Provider

On 25 June 2018 delegations of foreign affairs ministers and defence ministers participating in the EU Council meeting discussed the implementation of the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence. The conclusions highlighting the substantial progress in strengthening cooperation and provide and providing further guidance were adopted …

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Leaving No One Behind!

On 25 June 2018 the President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, met in Geneva with Mr. Clément Voule, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. This was the second meeting EUROMIL had with the Special Rapporteur after an exchange of views with Ms. Annalisa Ciampi …

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Priorities of the Austrian EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2018, Austria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time after 1998 and 2006. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by Austria in the second half of 2018. The motto Austria has chosen for the EU …

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A Common European Defence Market – How to tackle Fragmentation?

On 5 June 2018, EUROMIL, together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) organised the third event in the series “Overcoming Obstacles on the Way Towards a European Army” dealing with defence industry cooperation in the European Union. Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General of DG GROW at the European Commission …

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Security Needs a New Narrative

NATO is currently moving into its new, modern headquarters in Brussels. Allied chiefs of defense had their first inaugural meeting on May 16 in the new place to review key military deliverables ahead of the Defense Ministerial in June and the Summit in July. Discussions focused, among other things, on …

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