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European Organisation of Military Association

European Organisation of Military Associations
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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 …

PFEARFU Met Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence

Abstract – On Friday, 11 October 2019, PFEARFU held the second formal meeting with the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Alkiviadis Stefanis. During the meeting the main issues discussed, were the Deputy Minister’s proposal for a new Corps of Non Commissioned Officers, the working time directive, allowances, employee insurance contributions, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

PFEARFU met with Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence

Abstract – On Monday, 26 August 2019 PFEARFU held a formal meeting with the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Alkiviadis Stefanis. During the meeting the main issue discussed, was the Deputy Minister’s proposal for a new Corps of Non Commissioned Officers. He stressed that there would be a comprehensive social dialogue on …

HKKF to the New Danish Minister for Defence: We are Ready to Cooperate to Achieve the Grand Visions

On 27 June 2019, Trine Bramsen took office as Denmark’s new Minister for Defence, and on 17 August 2019, she presented her visions for the Danish Defence in a feature article. In the article, she states that she wants to focus on the employees of the Danish Defence, implementation of …

Portuguese Ministry of Defence Rules Out Trade Union Rights of Military Associations

Abstract – The military professional associations in Portugal (ANS, AOFA, AP) members of EUROMIL, promoted several events and debates concerning the trade union rights for military, following decisions made public by the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR). In these events were present different participants and guests including members of …

PFEARFU Met Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Abstract – On Thursday, 1 August 2019 PFEARFU, one of EUROMIL’s Greek member associations, held a formal meeting with the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mr. Panagiotis Mitarachi. During the meeting the PFEARFU delegation stressed the issues of the working time directive, pensions and allowances for hazardous duties. The …

Iberian Meeting on Military Rights

The University of Évora (Portugal), with the participation of military associations from Portugal and Spain, promoted a debate on the social rights of citizens in uniform. The Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences of the University of Évora (CICS.NOVA.UÉvora) promoted Friday, 19 July 2019, in Évora, the 1st Iberian Meeting – Armed …

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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