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European Organisation of Military Associations
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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 …

Problems of Armed Forces Personnel and Solutions

Abstract – On Sunday, October 21st 2018 our second official conference was held in Larissa, on the topic “Problems of the Armed Forces personnel and solutions”. The conference was co-organized by our five association members in Central Greece. Our distinctive participants analyzed the current situation in Greece and especially the important …

Social Dimension of European Defence: Interview with the Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont Institute Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop

In the past years, a huge emphasis has been put on the security and defence in Europe. New asymmetric threats such as terrorism, cyber-attacks, organised crime, human trafficking, and disinformation campaigns made security one of the biggest preoccupations of EU citizens. Nevertheless, when thinking of the EU defence sector, its …

EUROMIL Releases Recommendations in View of the European Elections

During its 118th Presidium Meeting, EUROMIL released recommendations for policy makers, politicians and interested civilians in the view of the upcoming European elections in May 2019. The recommendations suggest concrete steps which could be taken to enhance the situation of military personnel all over Europe. Policies and regulations are needed to …

118th EUROMIL Presidium in Budapest

On 12 October 2018, about 80 delegates from 23 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Budapest, Hungary for the 118th 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. …

2nd Conference on Pension Systems for security personnel in the Visegrad Countries

On 11 October 1018, EUROMIL organised the second on Pension Systems for security personnel in the Visegrad Countries in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was designed as a follow-up on the first conference which took place in September 2017. Participants in 2017 agreed that further work on the issue is needed. …

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 2018, we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Representing military personnel from all over Europe, EUROMIL is celebrating this important anniversary as well. As umbrella organisations of European professional associations and trade unions of military personnel, fundamental freedoms and human rights are at the …

ATME Resorts to Tribunals to Claim the Right of Soldiers Overtime Compensation

Abstract – The Association of Troop and Spanish Seamanship a Contentious Administrative officer has interposed, across his juridical office, in the Top Court of Justice of the Valencian Community. The denunciation is based on an excess of schedule of 646,5h on the year 2017 without any extras perceives economic compensation. …

Roundtable on Military Trade-Unionism and Advancing Social Dialogue in Belgrade

On 1 October 2018, EUROMIL had the pleasure to meet with representatives of Serbian military trade unions at an informal roundtable discussion focusing on the military trade-unionism and advancing the social dialogue. The meeting aimed at bringing together the relevant Serbian stakeholders to discuss the current situation in Serbia and …

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