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P.FE.AR.F.U Congress and High-Level Meetings in Greece

Abstract – On Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 March 2019, P.FE.AR.F.U held its third congress in Lamia. Delegates from all over the country attended the congress in a climate of consensus with speeches and interventions. They presented their views on the progress of the trade unionism of the in service …

The Italian Opportunity to Introduce Real Trade Unionism in the Armed Forces!

On 28 February 2019, EUROMIL organised in close collaboration with CGIL, FICIESSE and its longstanding Italian member association ASSODIPRO a conference on trade unionism in the Italian armed forces after the judgment of the Constitutional Court of June 2018. Arriving in Rome on 27 February 2019 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob …

Social Dimension of European Defence: Interview with the Vice President of Strategikon and CEO of Smartlink, Radu Magdin

In the past years, a huge emphasis has been put on the security and defence in Europe. New asymmetric threats such as terrorism, cyber-attacks, organised crime, human trafficking, and disinformation campaigns made security one of the biggest preoccupations of EU citizens. Nevertheless, when thinking of the EU defence sector, its …

The Right to Strike: Like a Bull in a China Shop?

Let me start this article by summarizing in a few lines what EUROMIL is all about. EUROMIL is committed to the principle of “Citizen in Uniform” and particularly demands (1) equal rights and treatment of soldiers, (2) the right of servicemen and -women to form and join trade unions and …

The Danish Defence-Budget Increases: CS Recommends More Employees

Abstract – In the beginning of February 2019, it was announced that the Danish government will increase the defence budget. The Danish defence budget gets added a total of an additional 4,5 billion Kroner (approx. 600 million Euro). CS President Jesper K. Hansen hopes the added money will be used to …

EUROMIL Board Meets in Lisbon and Portuguese Associations Debate Trade Union Rights

Abstract – In the middle of the four-year term, the Board of EUROMIL, held an extraordinary meeting in Lisbon on 21 February to review the past two years and to prospect the two years period until the Congress, scheduled for October 2020, when elections will take place for the next …

New Legislative Proposals on Salaries and Readiness of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence are working on the drafts of two laws which are important for the civil and military personnel of the German Armed Forces: They are about the salary and strengthening the readiness of the German Armed Forces. The German …

Participation at Munich Security Conference

Abstract – The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) participated in the Munich Security Conference (MSC). The Federal Chairman, Lieutenant Colonel André Wüstner, was a participant in Munich, and networked with military, parliamentarians and experts. These informal discussions away from the conference were at least as important as the big speeches …

Report of the Wehrbeauftragter of the German Bundestag

Abstract – In January 2019 the “Wehrbeauftragter of the German Bundestag” (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces), Hans-Peter Bartels, handed over his report for the year 2018 to the President of the German Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble. The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) commented on this report. For example, the Federal Chairman, …

ATME Reaches Collaboration Agreement With The Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia

Abstract – ATME, one of EUROMIL’s Spanish member associations, reached a collaboration agreement with the Federation of Municipalities of the region of Murcia: An agreement in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 9/2011, of July 27, rights and duties of members of the Armed Forces, by which associations can …

ATME Meets New Spokesman of Popular Party In Defence Commission

Abstract – On January 22, ATME, one of EUROMIL’s Spanish member associations, organised a meeting at the Congress of Deputies with the spokesman and deputy spokesman of the Popular Party in the Defence Commission, Antonio Gonzalez Terol and Jesus Postigo Quintana, being the first contact with the new spokesman who …

PFEARFU Meeting with the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff

Abstract – On Tuesday, 19 February 2019 PFEARFU had an official meeting with the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS), Lieutenant General Georgios Kambas. During the meeting, the Chief of HAGS expressed his solid support to the unionism, stressing that the priority of all of us must be to improve the everyday …

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