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European Organisation of Military Association

European Organisation of Military Associations

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AP Ceremony

On 18 April 2017, a ceremony took place at the Centro Cultural Casapiano in Lisbon for the takeover of the new members of the AP Junior Rates Military Association for the 2017-2020 term. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and  Ombudsman, the Chief of …

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115th EUROMIL Presidium Meeting in Berlin

On 21 and 22 April 2017, more than 80 delegates from 27 member associations of EUROMIL came to Berlin for the 115th 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 EUROMIL policy. …

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European Commission: Working Time Directive Applicable To Armed Forces

Together with the proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission published two important documents on the Working Time Directive (WTD) on 26 April 2017: An interpretative communication which aims at giving guidance and clarity for the implementation of the Working Time Directive. The interpretative communication mainly …

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European Pillar of Social Rights

On 26 April 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR). The Pillar sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. These principles are centred around three areas, namely equal opportunities and access …

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Pension Position Updated

On 20 April 2017, the Board of EUROMIL adopted an updated version of the EUROMIL position on military pensions. As social and professional interests of military personnel do not stop after retirement from the armed forces, EUROMIL promotes fair and sustainable military pension systems. Taking into account the specific nature …

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EUROMIL Informal Roundtable on Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel, Pristina

On 3 April 2017, EUROMIL held an informal roundtable on fundamental rights and freedoms of armed forces personnel in Pristina. Together with a limited number of participants from the Ministry for the Kosovo Security Force, the Assembly of Kosovo, the Ombudsperson of Kosovo and other relevant stakeholders, EUROMIL discussed standards, …

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Roundtable Meeting on the Implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in the Southern European Armed Forces

On 16 March 2017, EUROMIL organised, in Lisbon, a roundtable meeting on the implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) in the Southern European armed forces. The implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in the armed forces being a concrete issue for the Southern European countries, the …

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Constitutional, Legal And Institutional Implications of CSDP

On 16 March 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution entitled “Constitutional, legal and institutional implications of a Common Security and Defence Policy: possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty”. The report, which was drafted by the Constitutional and Foreign Affairs Committee, “notes that the reform and innovation that the Lisbon …

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The Europe We Want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic And Inclusive

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, EUROMIL signed the statement “The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive”. It was initiated by a group of six civil society organisation and trade unions, amongst which the European Movement International and the European Trade Union Confederation …

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AP Celebrates its 17th Anniversary

The “Association of Enlisted” (AP), one of three Portuguese member associations of EUROMIL, recently celebrated its 17th anniversary. Registered  on 24 February 2000 as Associação de Praças da Armada (APA),  only representing navy personnel at that time, it subsequently amended its statute in order to integrate and represent all enlisted …

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White Paper On The Future Of Europe

On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented its White Paper on the Future of Europe. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said “As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, it is time for a united Europe of 27 to shape a vision for its …

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Human Rights of Military Personnel

Abstract –  Lt. Gen. Juan Gómez de Salazar, chief of the ground forces of the Spanish Army, who was previously said to have compared the possible infiltration of jihadists into the armed forces to having representatives of military associations in the units, now declared in an interview with the newspaper “ABC de …

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