Euromil News

Evolving Security Responses in a Changing Environment

The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL), together with the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA), organised a policy discussion on “Evolving security responses in a changing environment: opportunities and challenges” on 27 February 2018. The discussion involved actors from across the spectrum and was an opportunity to unpack some …

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Euromil News

Roundtable on Military Associations in Paris

The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) had the pleasure to meet with representatives of French military associations APNM at a roundtable meeting it organised on military associations at the Military School on 27 March 2018 in Paris. In order to support military personnel in France, Emmanuel Jacob, President of …

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Euromil News

Military Trade Unionism in Europe

EUROMIL, together with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) organised a lunch debate on “Military Trade Unionism in Europe” on 21 March 2018. Peter Scherrer, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Deputy General Secretary, opened the debate by stating that the right of workers to have their voices heard, the right …

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Euromil News

PESCO: Relaunching the SAFE Concept

On 20 March 2018, the Kangaroo Group organised, in cooperation with the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL), a lunchtime debate entitled “PESCO: Relaunching the SAFE Concept” at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event addressed the launch of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the opportunity to revive the …

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Euromil News

Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research

On 6 March 2018, EUROMIL organised a debate on “Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research” in the European Parliament with the kind support of the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Ivo Belet and Clare Moody. Opening the debate, Clare Moody (MEP, UK, S&D) emphasized that governments have a duty …

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EUROMIL Statement on the Two Greek Soldiers Arrested by Turkey

Earlier this month, two Greek soldiers have been arrested by Turkish authorities after having crossed the Greek-Turkish border during a night-patrol in bad weather conditions. While the patrol team claims they have been tracing footsteps which might have belonged to illegal migrants, the Turkish authorities refuse to release them to …

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Euromil News

A Step in the Right Direction for the Implementation of the Working Time Directive

On 21 February 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union published a judgment (C-518/15) on the stand-by time of a worker who is obliged to respond to calls from the employer within a short time. The Court decided that this stand-by time must be regarded as working time. …

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Diversity and Inclusion in Security

On 18 February 2018, the President of EUROMIL opened the “Diversity and Inclusion in Security” event which was organised by the association Deutscher.Soldat and partly sponsored by the DBwV, in the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Munich. President Jacob explained that   EUROMIL continuously advocates human rights including equal …

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Euromil News

Trade Union Rights Recognized for Military Personnel by the European Committee of Social Rights

The European Social Charter should be interpreted as recognizing trade unions for military personnel. This is an important step towards the full recognition of the right to freedom of association for members of the armed forces. In September 2017, the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR) decided on the complaint …

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Euromil News

Associations and Trade Unions of Gendarmerie Personnel in Europe Join Efforts

Following-up on their meeting on 13 July 2017, several associations and trade unions of gendarmerie personnel from three European countries met on 25 January 2018 in Amsterdam. On the invitation of the Dutch MARVER (Marechaussee Military Union), representatives of the Spanish AUGC (Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles), the Portuguese APG …

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