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Update: Two Greek Soldiers Arrested by Turkey Released

The two Greek soldiers who had been arrested by Turkey since March 2018 have been released on 14 August 2018. EUROMIL is pleased that the diplomatic efforts finally succeeded. During the past months, EUROMIL supported its Greek member associations and issued this statement on the issue: “Since March 2018, two …

Soldiers of Tomorrow

What is important for the young men and women we want to bring into the military today and tomorrow? And what counts for them so that they want to stay for a sufficiently long time? How should defence organizations respond to their expectations and aspirations? The young men and women …

NATO Summit in Brussels

On 11 and 12 July 2018, the Heads of State and Government of the 29 NATO member states came together in the new Headquarters of the Alliance in Brussels. In times where the security landscape around the Alliance is undergoing profound changes, the summit was expected to take landmark decisions …

What’s happening in Lithuania?

Abstract – The President of AFMP, Anne-Marie Snels, was on a working visit in Lithuania, where she visited deployed Dutch military personnel. In her column, she writes about what she saw and heard in Lithuania and suggests concrete solutions for the existing problems: While the weather conditions in Lithuania are …

Once Again a New Initiative!

On 25 June 2018 defence ministers from nine European countries signed a letter of intent on creating the European Intervention Initiative (EII). Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK – at this moment all EU member states – declared their willingness to set up a …

EU Strives for Enhancing Its Capacity to Act as a Security Provider

On 25 June 2018 delegations of foreign affairs ministers and defence ministers participating in the EU Council meeting discussed the implementation of the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence. The conclusions highlighting the substantial progress in strengthening cooperation and provide and providing further guidance were adopted …

Leaving No One Behind!

On 25 June 2018 the President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, met in Geneva with Mr. Clément Voule, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. This was the second meeting EUROMIL had with the Special Rapporteur after an exchange of views with Ms. Annalisa Ciampi …

Denmark: Soldiers on the Front Line in the Fight for Public Sector Collective Agreements

On 4 June, public sector employees in Denmark got new collective agreements. A large majority of trade union members voted in favour of the agreements, which came about after historically long negotiations that put the negotiating parties on the verge of a major labour dispute. Danish soldiers played an active …

Meeting of the Council of Personnel of Spanish Armed Forces

Abstract – On Friday 22 June 2018, the Council of Personnel of Spanish Armed Forces (COPERFAS) met with the aim of being the first contact between the new MoD Margarita Robles, the new Secretary of Personnel of MoD and the Military associations. The meeting was followed with a good ambient …

Priorities of the Austrian EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2018, Austria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time after 1998 and 2006. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by Austria in the second half of 2018. The motto Austria has chosen for the EU …

25th Anniversary of ZV SR

The Festive Meeting of the 25th Anniversary of creating ZV SR (the Association of the Professional Soldiers and the Military Retirees of the Slovak Republic) was held on 22 May 2018 in Military Garrison Club of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in Trenčín. Almost one hundred members of …

A Common European Defence Market – How to tackle Fragmentation?

On 5 June 2018, EUROMIL, together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) organised the third event in the series “Overcoming Obstacles on the Way Towards a European Army” dealing with defence industry cooperation in the European Union. Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General of DG GROW at the European Commission …

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