Euromil News

A Common European Defence Market – How to tackle Fragmentation?

On 5 June 2018, EUROMIL, together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) organised the third event in the series “Overcoming Obstacles on the Way Towards a European Army” dealing with defence industry cooperation in the European Union. Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General of DG GROW at the European Commission …

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Euromil News

Security Needs a New Narrative

NATO is currently moving into its new, modern headquarters in Brussels. Allied chiefs of defense had their first inaugural meeting on May 16 in the new place to review key military deliverables ahead of the Defense Ministerial in June and the Summit in July. Discussions focused, among other things, on …

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Euromil News

Cyber Defence Resolution Acknowledges Military Personnel

On 13 June 2018, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on Cyber Defence. The resolution elaborates on the issues related to the cybersecurity and actions that should be undertaken to prevent and combat cyber threats. Since cyber activities and attacks on critical infrastructure carried out by state …

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Euromil News

NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw

The 2018 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) was held in Warsaw (Poland) from 25 to 28 May 2018. The NATO PA brought parliamentarians from the NATO member countries from North America and Europe together as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss reports, …

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Euromil News

Public Hearing: Soldiers’ rights in EU Member States

On 15 May 2018, EUROMIL President Jacob addressed the members of the Security and Defence (SEDE) Committee of the European Parliament during a public hearing on “Soldiers’ rights in EU Member States”. MEP Clare Moody (S&D, UK), Vice-Chair of the SEDE Committee opened the hearing by pointing out the importance …

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Euromil News

Statement of EUROMIL in Support of the Demonstration Organised by Spanish Military Associations on 12 May 2018

The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) fully supports the demonstration jointly organised by 5 Spanish military associations, namely AUME, ATME, AMTM, UMT and 45 Sin Despidos, to claim their rights in front of the Ministry of Defence on 12 May 2018. To read the statement of EUROMIL in support …

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Euromil News

117th EUROMIL Presidium Meeting in Brussels

On 20 and 21 April 2017, about 50 delegates from 16 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels, Belgium for the 117th 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 …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Statement in Support of Teresa Franco

“The member associations of EUROMIL at their meeting in Brussels in the context of the 117th Presidium have been informed of the last administrative procedure launched against Corporal Teresa Franco, Secretary for Women of the “United Association of Spanish Military” (AUME), and is particularly concerned about the succession of detentions, …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Statement on the Situation in Denmark

To support its Danish members CS and HKKF, EUROMIL issued the following statement. Dear colleagues, The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) fully supports your struggle for fair wages in the public sector as a whole, and in the military in particular. EUROMIL is an umbrella organisation composed of 34 …

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Euromil News

Soon Trade Unionism in the Italian Military?

In Italy, military personnel are still denied joining military professional associations or trade unions. Despite several court cases and bills in the Italian Parliament, there seemed to be no positive evolution/development in this regard. However, in a public meeting on 10 April 2018, the Italian Constitutional Court had to judge …

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