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Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research

On 6 March 2018, EUROMIL organised a debate on “Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research” in the European Parliament with the kind support of the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Ivo Belet and Clare Moody. Opening the debate, Clare Moody (MEP, UK, S&D) emphasized that governments have a duty …

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Associations and Trade Unions of Gendarmerie Personnel in Europe Join Efforts

Following-up on their meeting on 13 July 2017, several associations and trade unions of gendarmerie personnel from three European countries met on 25 January 2018 in Amsterdam. On the invitation of the Dutch MARVER (Marechaussee Military Union), representatives of the Spanish AUGC (Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles), the Portuguese APG …

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Social Dialogue in the Armed Forces of Montenegro

EUROMIL was informed on several occasions in the past year by its Montenegrin member association SOVCG about different problems regarding social dialogue and a worsened relationship between the Minister of Defence and SOVCG. On 17 January 2018, EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob met with the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Defence, …

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DBwV Participation at BSC

Abstract – The DBwV participated in the BSC Berlin Security Conference 2018. The topic was the security and defense of Europe in the current situation. There were wide discussions, what the Bundeswehr and the other European armies can and shall do, but the approximately 1.5 million soldiers, their concerns and …

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Euromil News

The Eagle Took Off

Ten years ago, on 13 December 2007, the Heads of State or Government of the Member States of the European Union signed the Lisbon Treaty. They agreed amongst others “on the progressive framing of a common defence policy that might lead to common defence”. It needed however several years before …

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European Cooperation: Meeting between DBwV and AFMP

Abstract – Representatives of the DBwV and AFMP met in Lohheide, where the German-Dutch Tank Battalion 414 is stationed, to explore forms of cooperation. The meeting aimed at introducing the representatives of the Dutch military association to their local DBwV counterparts. Participants discussed how further cooperation between the German and Dutch …

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DBwV-Congress: All eyes on Europe

From a European point of view the timing of the Congress of the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) could not have been better: Exactly on the same day as the delegates arrived in Berlin, Germany and 22 other EU member states decided on closer military cooperation. During an official ceremony …

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Euromil News

PESCO: Step by Step Towards a Final Council Decision!

Step by step Without any doubt, the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) will be a significant milestone: Not only because it will bind those member states that join PESCO to a certain number of commitments, but especially because it demonstrates the political will of a majority of member states to get …

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Euromil News

Democratic Control of Armed Forces – From National to European Oversight

The Brussels Office of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom together with the European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) organized the second event of the tripartite series „Overcoming Obstacles on the Way to European Army“ on 31 October 2017. This public debate pursued the question, if and how democratic control mechanisms over …

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XIXth Meeting of the Leadership of Representative Organizations of Professional Soldiers and Military Pensioners of the Visegrad Group Countries

On 3-6 October 2017 Polish KONWENT organized the XIXth Meeting of the leadership of representative organizations of professional soldiers and military pensioners of the Visegrad Group countries. During the meeting, under the auspices of Under-Secretary of State in MOD PhD Wojciech Fałkowski, took part the following representatives from: Honvédszakszervezet from …

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