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Euromil News

114th Presidium Meeting of EUROMIL in Brussels

On 20 and 21 October 2016, more than 80 delegates from 24 member associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels for the 5th Congress and 114th Presidium Meeting. The Congress elected its new Board on 20 October 2016 and was followed by an evening reception to welcome the new Board together …

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Euromil News

New EUROMIL Board Elected

Delegates from almost all EUROMIL member associations came together on 20 October 2016 for the 5th Congress. The Congress is the highest EUROMIL authority, which meets every four years. It is composed of the delegates of the member associations in proportion to their membership. The Congress discussed and approved a motion …

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Euromil News

Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces

EUROMIL participated in the 8th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF), which took place from 2 to 5 October 2016 in Amsterdam. For the 8th consecutive year, representatives of ombuds institutions for the armed forces of nearly thirty countries, as well as of international and non-governmental …

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Euromil News

Inclusive Security Forces Discussed at the OSCE HDIM 2016

On Wednesday 28 September 2016, EUROMIL organised a side event on “Inclusive Security Forces”, in the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. OSCE participating States have committed themselves to ban discrimination on any ground (Copenhagen 1990). The principle of non-discrimination as well as …

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Euromil News

The Use of Military Forces for Internal Security Tasks

On 27 September, EUROMIL and CESI jointly organised the 14th edition of CESI@noon on the topic of “The use of military forces for internal security tasks”. The President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, introduced the topic by highlighting the changed nature of military missions. Recent terrorist attacks in different European countries …

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The Bratislava Summit

On 16 September 2016, the heads of state and government of 27 EU countries (all except for the UK) met for an informal summit in Bratislava, Slovakia to discuss the current situation of the EU, as well at the way forward. The Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap includes concrete steps and …

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State of the Union 2016

On 14 September 2016, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, gave his yearly State of the Union address in the European Parliament. Juncker pointed out it was high time for the EU to honestly assess its situation, shedding light on different problems the Union is facing but also …

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Euromil News

French and German Ministers of Defence Present Plan For More European Cooperation

The French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and his German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, drafted a plan for a “European Defence Union”, media reported on Monday, 12 September 2016. The plan, which was presented to their European colleagues and the European External Action Service, will be discussed during …

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Euromil News

Preparing for the next step!

Those who thought that the summer 2016 would only be remembered for the beforehand much discussed Olympic Games in Rio lost their bet! Sport events were all-over the news during the past months: The European football championship in France, the Tour de France, the Olympics in Rio and several other …

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Czech Prime Minister Calls For European Army

On Monday 22 August 2016, the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka spoke at a gathering of Czech diplomats in Prague where he explained that “the 28-nation trading pact will need to muster a joint military to face intensifying threats including terrorism, a newly aggressive Russia and the unprecedented influx of …

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