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European Organisation of Military Associations
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Better Pay for the Belgian Military

A substantial pay rise, meal vouchers, better payment for readiness activities and deployments, a bonus for instructors and a whole host of other measures to make the military profession attractive. But above all: finally enough euros and the political will to make it all possible. After more than 15 years …

EuroISME Student Prize Open for Submissions

The International Society for Military Ethics (EuroISME) have opened up submissions for the 2022 edition of the student competition for the best European thesis on military ethics. EuroISME is a forum for the analysis, development and sharing of best practice in the areas of professional military ethics, across and beyond …

Vaccination Scandal in the Spanish Armed Forces: Outrage of AUME

It was revealed, in the end of January 2021, that some high-ranking officials from the Spanish armed forces misused COVID-19 vaccines foreseen for military personnel engaged in operation. The scandal, which was strongly criticized by EUROMIL Spanish member association AUME, led to the resignation of the Chief of Defence,  General …

The Same Duties, The Same Risks?

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches one year since its initial outbreak, a glimmer of hope has appeared on the horizon: the rollout of vaccines across EU Member States, in December 2020, is a bright light at the end of what was an incredibly dark year. Giving her official approval before …

Better Working Conditions Agreed for Armed Forces of Malta

EUROMIL welcomes the €8.2 million agreement reached between the Maltese Government and the General Workers’ Union (GWU) in November 2020. After internal restructuring, the Union representing the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) has established a committee within the GWU and the recent agreement has committed to ensuring better working conditions …

Spanish Professional Military Associations: Absent From the Military Easter

AUME denounces that the yearly act of the military in the Royal Palace, called PASCUA MILITAR (“Military Easter”), is going to be held for another year without the presence of the representatives of the Professional Associations, which means ignoring a fundamental instance of the Armed Forces in a democratic state. …

Priorities of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

On 1 January 2021, Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the 4th time. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by Portugal in the first half of 2021. To ensure coherency, three Presidencies are grouped together – Portugal shares the …

Defence Spending in the Post COVID-19 Era by ACPM-CGPM

In most Europe countries the corner seems to have been taken: defence spending is increasing after a long period of savings. As a result, many European armed forces have finally been able to spend considerable amounts of money again on the purchase of new equipment and the development of new …

NEZAVISNOST Reports on Salary Increase in the Serbian Armed Forces

In the past 3 years (more precisely since June 2017), GS UPOIP NEZAVISNOST proposed and explained to the employer the need to define the planned salary increases on a non-linear basis. A non-linear increase would imply that certain categories of military employees receive a higher percentage of salary increase. These …

Participation of ZV SR in the legislative process of the National Council of the Slovak Republic

Despite the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union of Soldiers of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter “ZV SR”), in cooperation with the Association of Retired Police (hereinafter “APVV”), asked, in writing form, the Chairman of the Committee of the National Council of the SR for Defence and Security, Mr. …

2020 Annus Horribilis?

Traditionally, at the end of the year, we look back at the past 12 months and try to look ahead to what the new year might have in store for us. At the end of 2019, we did so in an article entitled “More of the same in 2020?”. No …

Still In The Shadow of COVID-19

From the Central Association of Permanent Defence Personnel (CS), Denmark: Everything is still affected by Covid 19. Employees from the Danish Emergency Management Agency and the Home Guard help in test centers and call centers due to COVID-19. In this context, the Danish Emergency Management Agency has employed approx. 200 …

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