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Euromil News

President Jacob at General Assembly of N-COACA

The President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, was invited by N-COACA to speak at their General Assembly on 7 March 2016. The General Assembly, which took place in Nicosia, was opened by Katerina Markoullidou, the President of N-COACA. Afterwards, President Jacob addressed the assembly, before the Minister of Defence of Cyprus, …

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Euromil News

2016 – Still Young but Already Promising

Although we are still at the beginning of 2016, it looks already promising. Important steps towards the creation of united European armed forces At European level, the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first semester 2016 had a promising start. After only one month, on …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL looking forward to renewed collaboration with Malta

On 3 February 2016 the President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, visited Malta. Since several years the Dependent Soldiers Association (GHDS) has been an observer at EUROMIL. However, a change in Maltese legislation last year opened new opportunities for military personnel. With the amendment of the Malta Armed Forces Act, trade …

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Euromil News

Priorities of the Council of the European Union for the next 18 months

In the first half of 2016, the Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will be the 12th time for the Dutch to hold the Presidency which is rotating between the member states every six months. The EU Presidency holder usually defines its individual …

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Euromil News

NATO Invites Montenegro to Join the Alliance

On 2 December 2015, the Foreign Ministers of all 28 NATO member states invited Montenegro to begin accession talks to join the Alliance, fulfilling the task given by the Heads of State and Government at the Wales Summit in September 2014. The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, explained, at …

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Euromil News

Meeting of EUROMIL and Finnish Military Trade Unions

On 25 November 2015, the President and the Vice-President of EUROMIL, namely Emmanuel Jacob and Flemming Vinther, visited the Finnish member association of EUROMIL (Päällystöliitto ry) in Helsinki. On the occasion of this visit, a roundtable discussion was organised with most of the other Finnish military trade unions. Beside the …

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Euromil News

Best Greetings from Brussels

First of all, many thanks to those who send EUROMIL text messages and emails last weekend after the alarming situation in Belgium and in particular the Brussels area. Yes, we are all doing well and no, we are not living in some kind of war zone! However the security situation …

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Euromil News

France invoked “mutual defence clause” for the first time in EU history

For the first time, defence ministers of the 28 member states of the European Union unanimously decided, at their meeting on 17 November 2015, to activate the “mutual defence clause” of the Lisbon Treaty. After the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, France had invoked article 42.7 of …

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Euromil News

Berlin Security Conference 2015

The 14th Congress on European Security and Defence, Berlin Security Conference, one was of the largest events on European Security and Defence, was held on 17 and 18 November 2015. The meeting, to which participated approximately 1000 persons from over 50 countries, including the Board of EUROMIL, was organised by …

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Euromil News

“Tide of Tricorns” in Madrid

On Saturday, 14 November 2015, over 10.000 Civil Guard* employees occupied the streets of Madrid to defend their fundamental rights and freedoms. It was the largest demonstration ever organised by the “Unified Association of Civil Guards” (AUGC). The demonstration had been prohibited by the government but was finally authorised by …

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