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Euromil News

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly on Social Rights

On 30 June 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on “The ‘Turin process’: reinforcing social rights in Europe”. The so-called “Turin process” was launched by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in 2014 and aims at strengthening fundamental rights in Europe, …

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Euromil News

Priorities of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

Estonia will take over the Presidency of the EU Council from Malta on 1 July 2017 until the end of the year. The Presidency rotates every 6 months, and will be held by Bulgaria and Austria in 2018. Estonia, which has joined the EU in 2004, will hold the Presidency …

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Euromil News

Time For Real Action

One cannot deny that it is becoming quite difficult to write something on the current situation that is valid for more than a few days or even hours. Especially the security and defence environment is changing rapidly. New scenarios for the future are discussed at an increased pace. However, two …

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EUROMIL in Contact with France

On 16 June 2017 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob met in Perpignan (South of France) with the President of a new French military professional association. Before 2015, French soldiers did not have the right to form or join military professional associations or trade unions. However, in October 2014 the European Court …

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Euromil News

EuroISME Conference 2017

The 7th annual conference of EuroISME was held in Brussels from 30 May to 2 June 2017. EuroISME has been founded in 2011 as the European chapter of the International Society for Military Ethics (ISME). The society brings together scientists, academics and military practitioners engaged in research as well as …

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EUROMIL Engages with the UN

As NGO in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), EUROMIL participated, as observer, in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2017. Composed of 47 Member States elected for three years, the Human Rights Council is the main United Nations intergovernmental body responsible for human rights. Meeting …

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Reflection paper on the future of European Defence

On 7 June 2017, the European Commission published a reflection paper on the future of European Defence which presents three different scenarios for moving towards a Security and Defence Union. On the same day, the European Commission issued a proposal to launch a European Defence Fund to support a more …

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General Assembly of N-COACA

On 6 June 2017, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association of the Cyprus Army (N-COACA) organised its 9th General Assembly in Nicosia. N-COACA joined EUROMIL in 2010 and has ever since been a highly respected and trusted member. Together with the Minister of Defence, Mr. Fokaides, the Chief of the National Guard, …

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NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia

The 2016 spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) took place in Tbilisi, Georgia from 26 to 29 May 2017. The NATO PA brought together more than 300 parliamentarians from NATO member countries from North America and Europe as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to …

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Roundtable on Military Associations in Tallinn, Estonia

On 23 May 2017, EUROMIL organised a roundtable discussion on military associations in Estonia. As a follow-up to the “Roundtable on the Role of Military Associations and Unions in the Baltic Countries and Eastern Region” organised by EUROMIL in cooperation with OSCE ODIHR in June 2016, EUROMIL now focused on …

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