Euromil News

EU Citizens in National Armed Forces – Solving the Recruitment Challenge?

On 15 October 2019, EUROMIL organised an event on EU Citizens in National Armed Forces in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). Opening the discussion, Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL President, explained that armed forces all over Europe are facing recruitment challenges. As a response to personnel shortages, some …

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Euromil News

70 years NATO! 65th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, London

From 11 to 14 October 2019 the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) gathered for its 65th Annual Session in London, United Kingdom. London marks a milestone in the Alliance’s history with the celebration of the 70th anniversary. “Our Session is not only well located, it is well timed” MP Madeleine …

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Euromil News

Human Rights Jurisprudence in relation to the Armed Forces

The third “silent leges inter arma” conference organised by the Belgian Group under the Auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War was held in Bruges from 17 September until 20 September 2019. This conference brought together no less than 95 participants from 30 different …

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Euromil News

Report: Preparing the Armed Forces for Disruptive Technological Changes

In the framework of the European Policy Centre (EPC) project “The future of work – Towards a progressive agenda for all”, EUROMIL supported the EPC in carrying out research on the topic of “Preparing the armed forces for disruptive technological changes”. The analytical report, which is now being published, looks …

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Euromil News

Military Trade Unionism Discussed in Rome

Gerard Guinan, General Secretary of PDFORRA, recently attended a meeting on behalf of EUROMIL organised by Senator Vincenzo D’Arienzo for members of the Italian Armed Forces representative bodies. The meeting was well attended with representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Guardia de Finanzia and Carbenerri. The meeting was moderated …

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Euromil News

First ever LGBTQI event at NATO

On 6 June 2019, the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), the Permanent Representation of Belgium to NATO and the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO, co-hosted a panel discussion on “Integrating LGBTQI Perspectives in Allied and Partner Armed Forces” at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The …

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Euromil News

Priorities of the Finnish EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2019, Finland takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time since its accession to the EU in 1995. The Presidency rotates every six months and will be held by Finland in the second half of 2019 and by Croatia in …

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Euromil News

The Right to Strike: The Cat is Out of the Bag!

Several months ago, I wrote the article “The Right to Strike: Like a Bull in a China Shop?”. With this article, linked to 35 country factsheets published by EPSU in collaboration with the ETUI on the right to strike in the public sector, I questioned the right to strike in …

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Euromil News

Mission Critical – Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector

From 18-20 June 2019, the German Marshall Fund, WIIS.de, Deutscher.Soldat and EUROMIL organised  the 5th edition of the “Mission Critical – Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector”, which took place in Berlin, Germany. The first day was organised by the German Federal Ministry of Defence and hosted by the Canadian …

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Euromil News

Trade union rights recognized again for military personnel by the European Committee of Social Rights

In a decision on the case of CGIL v. Italy (No. 140/2016) that became public on 7 june 2019, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR), recognized again trade union rights for military personnel. Analysing a complaint of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) against Italy concerning the violation of the …

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