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European Organisation of Military Associations
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Situation of the President of SOVCG

On Thursday 2 July 2020 Zdravko Kasalica, President of the Trade Union of Defense and Army of Montenegro (SOVCG) and his wife Makedonka Kasalica, a lawyer, have been arrested under the suspicion of money laundering. Without going into detail or interfering with the investigation, EUROMIL has doubts about the reasons …

PFEARFU Reaction on Involvement of Greek Armed Forces in Controlling Cases of COVID-19 at Ports and Airports

PFEARFU expresses the strong dissatisfaction of our colleagues, regarding the announcement of 28 June 2020, through the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Mr. Hardalias regarding the involvement of the Armed Forces in controlling cases of COVID-19, in ports and airports. We are unable to believe what was initially conveyed to …

Armed Forces Personnel at the Frontline!

One of the essential elements of the training of soldiers is the preparation to be sent to a crisis area or, in the most extreme case of war, to the frontline. As you may have already understood, I do not want to talk about this kind of frontline today. Since …

Priorities of the German EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2020, Germany takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the 13th time since 1957. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by Germany in the second half of 2020. To ensure coherency, three Presidencies are grouped together – Germany …

PFEARFU Visit to Evros

Abstract – PFEARFU held an official visit to the region of Evros in order to honor our colleagues who deal with the immigration flows at the borders between our country and Turkey. Our delegation also held meetings with the military leadership and our President announced the board decision, to offer …

25th Anniversary of the European Ombudsman

This year, the European Ombudsman is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Established in 1992 by the Maastricht Treaty, in conjunction with the introduction of European citizenship in EU law, the function of European Ombudsman was only embodied in 1995, with the election of Jacob Söderman as first Ombudsman by the European …

OSCE/ODIHR, DCAF & EUROMIL Online Seminar on Military Personnel’s Right to Health

On 28 May 2020, EUROMIL, together with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), organised a web-based seminar focusing on the topic of “COVID-19 and the Military Personnel’s Right to Health”. With COVID-19 the military has been called …

COVID-19 and the Armed Forces: the Right to Health in the Military

On 20 May 2020, EUROMIL held an internal online discussion on “Covid-19 and the Armed Forces: the Right to Health in the Military”. This internal discussion between the umbrella organisation and its member associations addressed the right to health of members of the armed forces in relation to the COVID-19 …

EUROMIL Participated in the 2020 Transatlantic Security Jam

The “2020 Transatlantic Security Jam: securing the Post-COVID Future” took place online from 12 to 14 May 2020. Experts from all over the world participated in this three-day written virtual brainstorm on international security challenges hosted by IBM and coordinated by The Partnership for Peace Consortium in collaboration with Friends …

Berlin Security Conference 2020

This year the Berlin Security Conference will be held on 24 and 25 November 2020 under the title “Europe – a cohesive bond for strong power”. The Conference is organised by the Behörden Spiegel, Germany’s leading independent civil service newspaper. For further photos and information please see  Brochure.

EUROMIL Adopts a Position Paper on the Right to Strike

EUROMIL Presidium Members adopted a position paper on the right to strike in April 2020. Recently, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) took a clear position on the right to strike for members of the armed forces in its decisions on the cases of EUROMIL v. Ireland (112/2014) and …

Coalition to Make Whistleblowing Safe During COVID-19 and Beyond

On 6 April 2020, EUROMIL, together with a coalition of NGOs and trade unions, including ETUC, EPSU and Eurocadres, issued a joint statement calling on all public authorities and corporate institutions to protect those citizens and workers who expose harms, abuses and serious wrongdoing during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. …

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Rond-Point Schuman 6
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Tel : +32 2 626 06 80
Email : euromil[a]

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President: Emmanuel JACOB
Vice-President: Jörg GREIFFENDORF
Treasurer: Ton de ZEEUW