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Euromil News

European Commission: Working Time Directive Applicable To Armed Forces

Together with the proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission published two important documents on the Working Time Directive (WTD) on 26 April 2017: An interpretative communication which aims at giving guidance and clarity for the implementation of the Working Time Directive. The interpretative communication mainly …

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Euromil News

European Pillar of Social Rights

On 26 April 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR). The Pillar sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. These principles are centred around three areas, namely equal opportunities and access …

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Euromil News

Pension Position Updated

On 20 April 2017, the Board of EUROMIL adopted an updated version of the EUROMIL position on military pensions. As social and professional interests of military personnel do not stop after retirement from the armed forces, EUROMIL promotes fair and sustainable military pension systems. Taking into account the specific nature …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Informal Roundtable on Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel, Pristina

On 3 April 2017, EUROMIL held an informal roundtable on fundamental rights and freedoms of armed forces personnel in Pristina. Together with a limited number of participants from the Ministry for the Kosovo Security Force, the Assembly of Kosovo, the Ombudsperson of Kosovo and other relevant stakeholders, EUROMIL discussed standards, …

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Euromil News

Roundtable Meeting on the Implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in the Southern European Armed Forces

On 16 March 2017, EUROMIL organised, in Lisbon, a roundtable meeting on the implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) in the Southern European armed forces. The implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in the armed forces being a concrete issue for the Southern European countries, the …

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Euromil News

Constitutional, Legal And Institutional Implications of CSDP

On 16 March 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution entitled “Constitutional, legal and institutional implications of a Common Security and Defence Policy: possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty”. The report, which was drafted by the Constitutional and Foreign Affairs Committee, “notes that the reform and innovation that the Lisbon …

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Euromil News

The Europe We Want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic And Inclusive

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, EUROMIL signed the statement “The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive”. It was initiated by a group of six civil society organisation and trade unions, amongst which the European Movement International and the European Trade Union Confederation …

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Euromil News

White Paper On The Future Of Europe

On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented its White Paper on the Future of Europe. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said “As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, it is time for a united Europe of 27 to shape a vision for its …

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Euromil News

Together For A Safer And Social Europe For All

Our last editorials focused on the external and internal security challenges the European Union is facing, the new geostrategic landscape it finds itself in, and the attempts to use the momentum and create a more coordinated approach to European defence. Security challenges are however not the only defiance Europe is …

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Euromil News

Interpretative Communication on the EU Working Time Directive

The European Commission announced to publish an interpretative communication on the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in March 2017, complementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. The topic of working time regulations is of major importance for EUROMIL and its member associations, which is why the organisation has followed the …

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