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German Bundestag Passed Important Bill for the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The German Bundestag passed the “BwEinsatzBerStG”, which aims to improve the readiness for duty of the German Armed Forces. The “BwEinsatzBerStG” changes different laws in order to improve the social and legal regulations of the operational conditions for soldiers, soldiers with temporary contracts and reservists. The DBwV was involved …

Speech of HKKF President Vinther at EPSU Congress

The HKKF President and EUROMIL Board Member Flemming Vinther delivered a speech at the EPSU Congress in Dublin this year. The full text of the speech is available hereunder. For more information, please contact HKKF. Dear delegates, dear EPSU colleagues I am pleased to note that the basic right to …

Trade union rights recognized again for military personnel by the European Committee of Social Rights

In a decision on the case of CGIL v. Italy (No. 140/2016) that became public on 7 june 2019, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR), recognized again trade union rights for military personnel. Analysing a complaint of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) against Italy concerning the violation of the …

Right to Freedom of Assocation for Italian Military Personnel discussed at CGIL

On 18 June 2019, the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), together with EUROMIL, organised an event on the right to freedom of association for military personnel in Rome. The event gathered representatives of the trade union world, representatives of military associations and trade unions from several European countries, EUROMIL, …

Heinz Volland Passed Away

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Heinz Volland, who passed away at the age of 98. Mr. Volland was one of the founding fathers of EUROMIL in 1972 and since 2005 honorary member of EUROMIL. In his capacity as President of the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) from …

Inclusive Security Forces: Lifting the Taboos

The following article was written by EUROMIL in the framework of this year’s Debating Security Plus debate on LGBTI Rights in the security Sector and first published on Friends of Europe’s “Europe’s World” platform. Voters went to the polls from 23 to 26 May 2019 to elect their representatives to the …

NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia

The 2019 spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) took place in the ancient halls of Bratislava Castle (Slovakia) from 31 May to 3 June 2019. “We come together at the convergence of three significant anniversaries” Madeleine Moon, NATO PA President, said. “NATO’s 70th anniversary and the 15th …

Court of Justice of the European Union Ruled on Implementation of Working Time Directive

On 14 May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union published a new judgment regarding the implementation of the Working Time Directive (WTD). The case In the present case, a Spanish trade union (CCOO) complained about the practice of the a German firm (Deutsche Bank) towards Spanish employees, …

PSOE Declared Openly That Model Of Permanent Troop And Mariner Is Not Possible

Abstract – The professional military associations meet with members of the political groups present in the Defence Committee of the Congress of Deputies to discuss the main problems of the scale. The PP finally declined attendance at that meeting. Please find the original version of this article hereunder. For more …

The Defence on the Spanish Electoral Campaign

Abstract – Mariano Casado Sierra as the head of the legal office of AUME and member of the “Observatory of the Military Life” in Spain, has written this article published on Infolibre “”, which describes the proposals given by the political parties about the Defence, but pointing mainly on the …

How to Recruit Within the Generation Z

Many European defence organizations are struggling with a recruitment problem. They are unable to fill in the required workforce strength with a sufficient number of young recruits. A poorly executed recruitment campaign is often at the origin of this problem.  But how can a recruiting campaign work? Bridging the generation …

EUROMIL Position Paper on Recruitment and Retention

Several trends have influenced the recruitment of personnel of the European armed forces during the last years. Firstly, during the last decades, European armed forces were steadily downsized. In the context of the so-called peace-dividend which was expected after the end of the Cold War, European governments reduced their defence …

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