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Tradition of the German Armed Forces

Following on recent scandals within the German armed forces where a young, right wing extremist officer was arrested for planning a terrorist attack and living a double life as a refugee, the debate on German military traditions is high on the agenda. Politicians and high-ranking military officials see the need …

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Armed Forces Should Be A Reflection Of The Society They Serve

The President of the United States announced his decision to ban transgender people from service in the armed forces just a day before the start of the “Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector” conference organised by the GMF in Washington. The GMF asked participants of the conference on their …

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Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector

On 27 and 28 July 2017 the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) organised and event entitled “Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector” in Washington D.C. in which EUROMIL President Emmanuel Jacob participated. “Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector” was “the third convening of …

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Cooperation Of Associations And Trade Unions of Gendarmerie Organisations In Europe

On 13 July 2017, a first meeting took place between associations and trade unions of Gendarmerie organisations from three European countries. At the invitation of the Spanish Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles (AUGC), representatives of the Portuguese Associação dos Profissionais da Guarda (APG) and of the Dutch Marechaussee Military Union …

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Work-Life Balance And Gender Equality

On 19 July 2017, EU social protection and labour ministers met in Tallinn to discuss issues of work-life balance and gender equality. The ministers exchanged views and best practices on the reconciliation of work and private life with a special focus on the role of men in care responsibilities, stating …

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“A powerful Ukrainian army is a guarantee of security in the whole European region”

From 3 to 5 July 2017, the 95th Rose-Roth Seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) has been held in Kiev in cooperation with the Ukrainian parliament. “The Rose-Roth programme of co-operation with the parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) was initiated in 1990 by then President of the …

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Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly on Social Rights

On 30 June 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on “The ‘Turin process’: reinforcing social rights in Europe”. The so-called “Turin process” was launched by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in 2014 and aims at strengthening fundamental rights in Europe, …

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Reception of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces in the German Bundestag

Abstract – Lieutenant Colonel André Wüstner, the chairman of the German Armed Forces Association, spoke on the reception, which is organised by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces in the German Bundestag every year. He talked about the way the Minister of Defence, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, has …

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Priorities of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

Estonia will take over the Presidency of the EU Council from Malta on 1 July 2017 until the end of the year. The Presidency rotates every 6 months, and will be held by Bulgaria and Austria in 2018. Estonia, which has joined the EU in 2004, will hold the Presidency …

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When Men Come Together, Associativism Happens!

As part of the program of celebrations of its 28th anniversary, ANS promoted a debate on the importance of associations for the defence of citizenship rights. On a warm afternoon, on 20 June, in a room where ANS members and leaders were present, along with representatives of the military associative …

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Time For Real Action

One cannot deny that it is becoming quite difficult to write something on the current situation that is valid for more than a few days or even hours. Especially the security and defence environment is changing rapidly. New scenarios for the future are discussed at an increased pace. However, two …

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News From Italy

Abstract – For ASSODIPRO, the last months have been very important for the results achieved and for the activity in the field of rights and protection for all citizens in uniform. The first important news is that, thanks to an ASSODIPRO appeal, the Italian Constitutional Court, Supreme Judge of the Laws, …

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