Euromil News

Social Dimension of European Defence: Interview with the Commanding General of Headquarters Eurocorps Lt Gen Jürgen Weigt

In the past years, a huge emphasis has been put on the security and defence in Europe. New asymmetric threats such as terrorism, cyber-attacks, organised crime, human trafficking, and disinformation campaigns made security one of the biggest preoccupations of EU citizens. Nevertheless, when thinking of the EU defence sector, its …

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Euromil News

Priorities of the Romanian EU Council Presidency

On 1 January 2019, Romania takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time since its accession to the EU in 2007. The Presidency rotates every six months and will be held by Romania in the first half of 2019 and by Finland in …

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Euromil News

Commemorating Our History Whilst Focusing on the Present and the Future

From 16 to 19 November 2018 the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) gathered for its 64th Annual Session in Halifax, Canada. Canada hosted the NATO PA’s Annual Session for the fifth time and was one of the twelve founding members of the Alliance signing the Washington Treaty in 1949. Welcoming …

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Euromil News

South African Military Unionism

On the occasion of his participation at the 10th ICOAF, EUROMIL President Emmanuel Jacob had the opportunity to meet a delegation of the South African Security Forces Union (SASFU). Already in the past, EUROMIL was in contact with military trade unions from South Africa and it was a good occasion …

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10th ICOAF: “The Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of the Armed Forces and the Implications for Ombuds Institutions”

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the South African Military Ombud organised the 10th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (10th ICOAF) from 28 until 30 October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The goal of the conference was to explore new …

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Euromil News

Social Dimension of European Defence: Interview with the Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont Institute Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop

In the past years, a huge emphasis has been put on the security and defence in Europe. New asymmetric threats such as terrorism, cyber-attacks, organised crime, human trafficking, and disinformation campaigns made security one of the biggest preoccupations of EU citizens. Nevertheless, when thinking of the EU defence sector, its …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Releases Recommendations in View of the European Elections

During its 118th Presidium Meeting, EUROMIL released recommendations for policy makers, politicians and interested civilians in the view of the upcoming European elections in May 2019. The recommendations suggest concrete steps which could be taken to enhance the situation of military personnel all over Europe. Policies and regulations are needed to …

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118th EUROMIL Presidium in Budapest

On 12 October 2018, about 80 delegates from 23 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Budapest, Hungary for the 118th Presidium Meeting. EUROMIL holds Presidium Meetings twice every year. The Presidium approves the policy of the Board and provides impetus for the prospective further development of EUROMIL policy. …

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2nd Conference on Pension Systems for security personnel in the Visegrad Countries

On 11 October 1018, EUROMIL organised the second on Pension Systems for security personnel in the Visegrad Countries in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was designed as a follow-up on the first conference which took place in September 2017. Participants in 2017 agreed that further work on the issue is needed. …

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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 2018, we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Representing military personnel from all over Europe, EUROMIL is celebrating this important anniversary as well. As umbrella organisations of European professional associations and trade unions of military personnel, fundamental freedoms and human rights are at the …

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