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Priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU

From January to June 2020, Croatia will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During these months, the Croatian Presidency will focus on four main pillars which have been synthesised in one unique motto: “A Europe that is developing. A Europe that connects. A Europe that …

More of the same in 2020?

At the end of the year, it is a tradition to look back at the past as well as to look forward to the future and make some good intentions known towards the coming year. I do not intend to do so in detail, but I would just like to …

Military and Civil Nurses: Synergies for a Dual Systemic Use of the Profession

On 6 December 2019, the Italian military association ASSODIPRO, in collaboration with the National Federation of Professional Nursing Orders (FNOPI), organised a conference in Perugia on “Military and Civil Nurses: Synergies for a Dual Systemic Use of the Profession”. The aim of the conference, which was chaired by Chief Marshal …

The Brain Drain in the Belgian Military

Abstract – The Belgian armed forces annually face a loss of both male and female military personnel. Many issues, such as the archaic legacy system and the choice to start a family in the current military situation, play a major role in military-career choices.  The Belgian armed forces today are losing talent. …

PFEARFU held the First Official Meeting with the Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality

Abstract – On 4 December 2019, the newly established gender equality secretariat of PFEARFU held the first official meeting with the head of the Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality and Vice-President of EPP Women, Ms Maria Syrengela. The Greek delegation discussed the proposal to institute one special day of leave per …

PFEARFU Organised An Informative Tour in Northern Greece

Abstract – Between 27-29 November 2019, the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Armed Forces Unions (PFEARFU) organised an informative tour in Northern Greece. The Greek delegation organised a panel discussion in co-operation with the local military associations of Thessaloniki and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The subjects discussed were: the salaries, pensions, rank progress of …

PFEARFU Organised An Informative Tour in Lesvos Island

Abstract – Between 12-15 November 2019, the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Armed Forces Unions (PFEARFU) organised an informative tour in Lesvos island. The Greek delegation met with local political and military leadership. They organised a panel discussion and a workshop in co-operation with the local military association to discuss about the problems …

120th Presidium Meeting in Brussels

On 25-26 October 2019, about 60 delegates from 21 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels, Belgium, for the 120th 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. …

The Climate-Security Nexus: Implications for Military Personnel

On 24 October 2019, the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), together with the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) and in association with the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Change (BDCD) and the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) with the kind support of the …

AUME Requests the Suspension of Physical Testing in the Spanish Armed Forces

Abstract –  On 3 November 2019, the Spanish military association AUME requested the Minister of Defence to temporarily suspend collective physical unit tests conducted in almost all armed forces units, after a soldier died last Thursday, 31 October 2019 as a result of that test. It is the second known …

EU General Court Ruling Disappoints EPSU and Weakens European Social Dialogue

On 24 October 2019, the EU General Court released a ruling in the case of the European Public Service Union (EPSU) vs. the European Commission. The Court concluded that the European Commission’s right of initiative means that it can decide on whether or not to make social partner agreements legally …

Building Resilient and Sustainable Ombuds Institutions – 11ICOAF

Since its first meeting in Berlin in 2009, EUROMIL participates at the yearly meetings of the International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces, better known as ICOAF. Among the participants, EUROMIL is one of the rare participants not being an Ombuds Institution. However, EUROMIL believes that a good …

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