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Work-Life Balance And Gender Equality

On 19 July 2017, EU social protection and labour ministers met in Tallinn to discuss issues of work-life balance and gender equality. The ministers exchanged views and best practices on the reconciliation of work and private life with a special focus on the role of men in care responsibilities, stating …

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“A powerful Ukrainian army is a guarantee of security in the whole European region”

From 3 to 5 July 2017, the 95th Rose-Roth Seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) has been held in Kiev in cooperation with the Ukrainian parliament. “The Rose-Roth programme of co-operation with the parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) was initiated in 1990 by then President of the …

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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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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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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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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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