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Euromil News

EUROMIL Participation in Hearing at Spanish Parliament

On 27 September 2017 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob, was invited for a hearing at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. The subcommittee for the study of the professional system of military troop and seamen of the armed forces, was created within the Defence Committee, by the Congress of Deputies on 2 …

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Euromil News

United in Military Diversity – How to Accommodate Diverging Military Cultures

On 28 September 2017, EUROMIL together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised the first event in a tripartite series on overcoming obstacles on the way towards a European Army. The first event focused on the question how working together with military personnel from diverse national military cultures works …

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Euromil News

Advocating the right of association for military personnel

On 25 September 2017, the President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, met with Annalisa Ciampi, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in Florence, Italy. The Special Rapporteur is mandated by the Human Rights Council resolution 15/21 “to gather all relevant information, including national …

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Euromil News

Conference on Pension Systems for Security Personnel in the Visegrad Countries

On 19 September, EUROMIL organised a conference on pension systems for security personnel in the Visegrad countries in Budapest, Hungary, which was co-funded by the Visegrad Fund. Due to the financial and economic crisis, state budgets are cut down, demographic changes lead to a situation in which the number of …

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Euromil News

Armed Forces and Freedom of Religion or Belief

In the framework of the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Europe’s largest human rights conference, EUROMIL and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) jointly organized a side-event on the topic of freedom of religion or belief in the armed forces on 14 September 2017. OSCE …

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Euromil News

On Our Watch – Back to Parliament

It’s September so it’s back to Parliament for our MEPs and EUROMIL, as part of the On Our Watch project, has some homework for them! In view of the European Parliament elections of 2019, European Civil Society Organisations have come together to consider achievements of the current Parliament, assess progress …

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Euromil News

PESCO? Soon a Reality?

Permanent Structured Cooperation, better known under its acronym PESCO, is almost something as EUROMILLIONS winners: everybody knows that they exist, but nobody knows where and who they are! PESCO is a tool provided by the Lisbon Treaty to change the current patchwork of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation in Europe …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Statement on the Termination of Contract for Soldiers in Montenegro

Since 2011, EUROMIL is actively engaged in supporting trade union rights in Montenegro. Among its members, EUROMIL counts a Montenegrin association, namely the “Trade Union of Defense and Army of Montenegro” (SOVCG). Further to the change of legislation which granted military personnel trade union rights in 2009, SOVCG was founded …

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Euromil News

Tradition of the German Armed Forces

Following on recent scandals within the German armed forces where a young, right wing extremist officer was arrested for planning a terrorist attack and living a double life as a refugee, the debate on German military traditions is high on the agenda. Politicians and high-ranking military officials see the need …

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Euromil News

Armed Forces Should Be A Reflection Of The Society They Serve

The President of the United States announced his decision to ban transgender people from service in the armed forces just a day before the start of the “Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector” conference organised by the GMF in Washington. The GMF asked participants of the conference on their …

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