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Euromil News

EUROMIL Engages with the UN

As NGO in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), EUROMIL participated, as observer, in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2017. Composed of 47 Member States elected for three years, the Human Rights Council is the main United Nations intergovernmental body responsible for human rights. Meeting …

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Euromil News

Reflection paper on the future of European Defence

On 7 June 2017, the European Commission published a reflection paper on the future of European Defence which presents three different scenarios for moving towards a Security and Defence Union. On the same day, the European Commission issued a proposal to launch a European Defence Fund to support a more …

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Euromil News

General Assembly of N-COACA

On 6 June 2017, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association of the Cyprus Army (N-COACA) organised its 9th General Assembly in Nicosia. N-COACA joined EUROMIL in 2010 and has ever since been a highly respected and trusted member. Together with the Minister of Defence, Mr. Fokaides, the Chief of the National Guard, …

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Euromil News

NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia

The 2016 spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) took place in Tbilisi, Georgia from 26 to 29 May 2017. The NATO PA brought together more than 300 parliamentarians from NATO member countries from North America and Europe as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to …

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Euromil News

Roundtable on Military Associations in Tallinn, Estonia

On 23 May 2017, EUROMIL organised a roundtable discussion on military associations in Estonia. As a follow-up to the “Roundtable on the Role of Military Associations and Unions in the Baltic Countries and Eastern Region” organised by EUROMIL in cooperation with OSCE ODIHR in June 2016, EUROMIL now focused on …

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Euromil News

Internal Security and Defence Debated in Portugal

In the context of this years’ 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, and just after Europe Day, the Portuguese Council of the European Movement organised a debate entitled “The EU in the field of internal security and defense” on 11 May 2017. The event was organised in collaboration with …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL And OSCE-ODIHR On Visit In Balkan Region

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) organised from 8 to 11 May 2017 a joint visit to the Balkan region. The delegation composed of Omer Fisher, Head of the Human Rights Department of ODIHR, Ewa Sapiezynska, Human Rights …

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Euromil News

115th EUROMIL Presidium Meeting in Berlin

On 21 and 22 April 2017, more than 80 delegates from 27 member associations of EUROMIL came to Berlin for the 115th 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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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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