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Priorities Of The Slovenian EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2021, Slovenia takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the 2nd time. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by Slovenia in the second half of 2021. To ensure coherency, three Presidencies are grouped together – Slovenia shares the …

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‘Leave No One Behind’ – Afghan LCEs Must Be Protected

Photo: NATO On 11 September 2021, NATO’s full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is expected to be completed. NATO’s mission in Afghanistan is one of the largest international coalitions in history and NATO countries have been unified in both their combat and non-combat missions. Despite this, there has been a …

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Euromil News

Trade Union Rights for Public Sector Workers: Joint Project Launch

This joint project is kindly supported by the European Commission. On 25 and 26 May 2021, EUROMIL participated in launching its joint project with EPSU and EuroCOP on ‘Strengthening and Defending Trade Union Rights in the Public Sector.’ The joint project intends to assess current legislative frameworks across the EU …

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Euromil News

Military Trade Unionism in Italy: Murder or Suicide?

Let’s try to get the picture of what follows without going into details. What is it about? In 2017, the Italian forestry corps was integrated into the Carabinieri and therefore placed under military status. Consequently, members of the forestry corps lost the right to form and join trade unions. As …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Lodges A Complaint Against Portugal

On 11 May 2021, EUROMIL, in support of its Portuguese member associations, namely the “National Sergeants Associations” (ANS), the “Association of the Officers of the Armed Forces” (AOFA) and the “Association of Enlisted” (AP), launched a complaint against Portugal at the European Committee of Social Rights for violating Articles 5 …

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Euromil News

The Future Is In Your Hands!

Europe Day, held annually on 9 May in commemoration of the Schuman Declaration, gives European citizens an opportunity to reflect on what solidarity has built over the past decades and what we hope to achieve together in the future. Above all, it gives EU citizens the chance to feel even …

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Euromil News

Post-patriarchal security: inclusion and equity for the other 55%

On 18 March 2021, Friends of Europe, in partnership with the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), Women In International Security  (WIIS) Brussels, the Brussels International Center (BIC) and the U.S. European Command, organised a panel discussion on inclusion in the security and defence sector, entitled “Post-patriarchal …

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Euromil News

Conscientious Objection to Military Service for Professional Soldiers

While the right to conscientious objection is recognized in international standards and legislation, only a limited number of European countries grant the status of conscientious objector to professional members of the armed forces. The right to conscientious objection is provided for through Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human …

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Euromil News

Launch of the Compendium on Human Rights of Armed Forces Personnel

A recording of the event is now available to view here. On 5 March 2021, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) launched the Compendium of standards, good practices and recommendations on Human Rights of Armed Forces Personnel. The Compendium presents …

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The Same Duties, The Same Risks?

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches one year since its initial outbreak, a glimmer of hope has appeared on the horizon: the rollout of vaccines across EU Member States, in December 2020, is a bright light at the end of what was an incredibly dark year. Giving her official approval before …

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