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CS Presidents Congress Speech Was A Call To Politicians To Take The Strain On Employees In Danish Defence Seriously

CS (Danish Central Association of Permanent Defence Personnel) had their Congress on the 9th and the 10th of November. CS President Jesper K. Hansen’s opening speech on the Congress was directly targeted towards the Danish politicians and the commanding officers in the Danish defence. The Danish defence has the same …

Picking the Right Momentum in EU Decision-Making!

One of the main points of criticism on the European Union and its decision-making process, is that it is slow and that it takes a lot of time before the results are visible. Yes, but … even more than in national politics, EU decision-making depends on reaching a consensus – …

DBwV Participates at Berlin Security Conference

Abstract – Deputy chairman of the DBwV Hauptmann Andreas Steinmetz and Karl-Heinz Bög, member of the DBwV working group “Europe” participated at the Berlin Security Conference. The Conference took place in Berlin and dealt foremost with the topic of European integration concerning the foreign and security policy. For the DBwV …

New Minister of Defence Meets With ANS

The new Portuguese National Defence Minister (MoD), João Gomes Cravinho, who took office since mid-October, responding to a request previously made, met last 27 November 2018 with the National Association of Sergeants. The Chairman, Mário Ramos, the Vice-President, Norberto Mateus and the Director of the newspaper “O Sargento” and Board …

ATME Obtains Sentence that Annuls the Resolutions on Exonerations of Guards, Services and Manoeuvres

Abstract – The Legal Cabinet of ATME “Hebrero y Asociados” has obtained a sentence that annuls the resolutions of the Chief Colonel of the RAMIX 32 and the Commander in Chief of the General Commander Melilla. The full article is available hereunder. For more information, please contact ATME. Con fecha …

Priorities of the Romanian EU Council Presidency

On 1 January 2019, Romania takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time since its accession to the EU in 2007. The Presidency rotates every six months and will be held by Romania in the first half of 2019 and by Finland in …

Salary of Military Personnel and Migration Crisis

Abstract – On Sunday, 2 December 2018, P.FE.AR.F.U. held its third official conference in Thessaloniki, on the topic “Salary of the military personnel and Migration Crisis”. The distinctive participants discussed the current situation in Greece and especially the important issues of pensions and salaries. Furthermore the participants analyzed the migration …

Commemorating Our History Whilst Focusing on the Present and the Future

From 16 to 19 November 2018 the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) gathered for its 64th Annual Session in Halifax, Canada. Canada hosted the NATO PA’s Annual Session for the fifth time and was one of the twelve founding members of the Alliance signing the Washington Treaty in 1949. Welcoming …

Platform of Women in Spanish Police and Military

Abstract – In October 2018, the first platform about woman in the Police and Military corps was presented in Murcia (Spain). This platform formed by the main trade unions and Professional Associations of Spanish Police, Guardia Civil and Militaries has been created with the aim of showing the principal issues …

Following the Decision Taken at the Extraordinary Congress in Budapest

Abstract – In Portugal, a nationwide newspaper (Diário de Notícias) published on 5 November 2018 an opinion article written by António Bernardo Colaço, Judge Counselor to the Supreme Court of Justice (retired), at a time when the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions has adopted the new name …

South African Military Unionism

On the occasion of his participation at the 10th ICOAF, EUROMIL President Emmanuel Jacob had the opportunity to meet a delegation of the South African Security Forces Union (SASFU). Already in the past, EUROMIL was in contact with military trade unions from South Africa and it was a good occasion …

10th ICOAF: “The Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of the Armed Forces and the Implications for Ombuds Institutions”

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the South African Military Ombud organised the 10th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (10th ICOAF) from 28 until 30 October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The goal of the conference was to explore new …

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