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Call of Portuguese Associations

Abstract – Six associations representing the Armed Forces, the Republican National Guard (GNR) and the Maritime Police called for the intervention of the President of the Republic to “restore justice” by promoting a “complete restoration” of service time after thawing of careers. Meeting in plenary on 15 April 2019, in …

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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 …

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Following the Decision Taken at the Extraordinary Congress in Budapest

Abstract – In Portugal, a nationwide newspaper (Diário de Notícias) published on 5 November 2018 an opinion article written by António Bernardo Colaço, Judge Counselor to the Supreme Court of Justice (retired), at a time when the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions has adopted the new name …

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Revolt of the Sailors

Abstract – The Portuguese Association of Caporals and Soldiers (AP – Associação de Praças), a member of EUROMIL, along with the Club of Caporals and Soldiers of the Navy (CPA – Clube de Praças da Armada) held a public ceremony at the Civic Center of Feijó on 9 September 2017. …

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AP Ceremony

On 18 April 2017, a ceremony took place at the Centro Cultural Casapiano in Lisbon for the takeover of the new members of the AP Junior Rates Military Association for the 2017-2020 term. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and  Ombudsman, the Chief of …

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AP Celebrates its 17th Anniversary

The “Association of Enlisted” (AP), one of three Portuguese member associations of EUROMIL, recently celebrated its 17th anniversary. Registered  on 24 February 2000 as Associação de Praças da Armada (APA),  only representing navy personnel at that time, it subsequently amended its statute in order to integrate and represent all enlisted …

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Colloquium Promoted by AP

In an unprecedented worthy of note initiative, a colloquium about “Military Recruitment – Challenges and Opportunities” organised by the Portuguese association representing soldiers and corporals (Associação de Praças – AP,) took place on 15 February 2017 at the National Defence Institute in Lisbon. The event aimed at promoting the discussion …

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Non-Compliance With Law On Right Of Association Of Portuguese Soldiers

Abstract – In August 2001, 19 years after the publication of the LDNFA (National Defence and Armed Forces Law – Law 29/82 of 11 December) and after an intense struggle to amend its article 31 a law was finally published which recognized the right of professional associations for military personnel …

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Portuguese Military Associations Denounce Bad Governance And Promise Not To Stand Still

Abstract – On 23 September 2016, three portuguese military associations (ANS, AOFA and AP), all of them full members of EUROMIL, convened a press conference to denounce bad governance and disrespect of the existing laws. The press conference was held in an hotel at the center of Lisbon. The three …

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