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First ever LGBTQI event at NATO

On 6 June 2019, the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), the Permanent Representation of Belgium to NATO and the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO, co-hosted a panel discussion on “Integrating LGBTQI Perspectives in Allied and Partner Armed Forces” at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The …

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Priorities of the Finnish EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2019, Finland takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time since its accession to the EU in 1995. The Presidency rotates every six months and will be held by Finland in the second half of 2019 and by Croatia in …

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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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Trade union rights recognized again for military personnel by the European Committee of Social Rights

In a decision on the case of CGIL v. Italy (No. 140/2016) that became public on 7 june 2019, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR), recognized again trade union rights for military personnel. Analysing a complaint of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) against Italy concerning the violation of the …

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Euromil News

Right to Freedom of Assocation for Italian Military Personnel discussed at CGIL

On 18 June 2019, the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), together with EUROMIL, organised an event on the right to freedom of association for military personnel in Rome. The event gathered representatives of the trade union world, representatives of military associations and trade unions from several European countries, EUROMIL, …

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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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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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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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EUROMIL Position Paper on Recruitment and Retention

Several trends have influenced the recruitment of personnel of the European armed forces during the last years. Firstly, during the last decades, European armed forces were steadily downsized. In the context of the so-called peace-dividend which was expected after the end of the Cold War, European governments reduced their defence …

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