1711_PESCO
Euromil News

PESCO: Step by Step Towards a Final Council Decision!

Step by step Without any doubt, the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) will be a significant milestone: Not only because it will bind those member states that join PESCO to a certain number of commitments, but especially because it demonstrates the political will of a majority of member states to get …

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Euromil News

Democratic Control of Armed Forces – From National to European Oversight

The Brussels Office of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom together with the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) organized the second event of the tripartite series „Overcoming Obstacles on the Way to European Army“ on 31 October 2017. This public debate pursued the question, if and how democratic control mechanisms over …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Statement on the Situation in Montenegro

In August 2017, EUROMIL was informed by its Montenegrin member SOVCG about the termination of contract for several soldiers in Montenegro, and the complete lack of a social dialogue on the issue. EUROMIL reacted with a public statement. In October 2017, the President of EUROMIL was furthermore informed that the …

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1710_Tiblisi
Euromil News

Civil Rights of Military Servants – Challenges and Developments

One of the ombuds institutions competent for military personnel with which EUROMIL is in contact with through the yearly meetings of the International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF), is the office of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia. At the occasion of the spring 2017 NATO …

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1710_BSF
Euromil News

7th Belgrade Security Forum

The 7th Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) entitled “Building a Common Future in the Age of Uncertainty” was organised on 11 – 13 October 2017 by the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the European Movement in Serbia and the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy in collaboration with several partners. “The world …

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1710_ICOAF
Euromil News

9ICOAF: “The Moral Compass of the Armed Forces: How Ombuds Institutions Can Break Down Barriers to Achieve Change”

From 8-10 October 2017, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Service Complaints Ombudsman of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom organised the 9th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (9ICOAF) in London. Lt Gen Richard Nugee CVO, CBE Chief …

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1710_NATOPA
Euromil News

63rd Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: “Complex and multifaceted challenges!”

From 6 to 9 October 2017 the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) gathered for its Annual Session in Bucharest, Romania. Romania hosted the NATO PA’s Annual Session for the third time. The first Assembly session was held in October 1997, at a time when Romania was still a candidate for …

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Euromil News

Silent leges inter arma?

From 20 to 22 September 2017, the Belgian Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) organised the first ‘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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1710_DSP
Euromil News

The Social Dimension of the Armed Forces

On 27 September 2017, EUROMIL hosted a rapid fire chat on the social dimension of the armed forces on the occasion of the Debating Security Plus online brainstorm. Participants debated best practices and problems with the implementation of military trade unionism in general as well as specific issues of common …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Participation in Hearing at Spanish Parliament

On 27 September 2017 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob, was invited for a hearing at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. The subcommittee for the study of the professional system of military troop and seamen of the armed forces, was created within the Defence Committee, by the Congress of Deputies on 2 …

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