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Euromil News

State of the Union 2016

On 14 September 2016, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, gave his yearly State of the Union address in the European Parliament. Juncker pointed out it was high time for the EU to honestly assess its situation, shedding light on different problems the Union is facing but also …

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Euromil News

French and German Ministers of Defence Present Plan For More European Cooperation

The French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and his German counterpart, Ursula von der Leyen, drafted a plan for a “European Defence Union”, media reported on Monday, 12 September 2016. The plan, which was presented to their European colleagues and the European External Action Service, will be discussed during …

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Euromil News

Preparing for the next step!

Those who thought that the summer 2016 would only be remembered for the beforehand much discussed Olympic Games in Rio lost their bet! Sport events were all-over the news during the past months: The European football championship in France, the Tour de France, the Olympics in Rio and several other …

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Italian Ministers Call For Common European Defence

EUROMIL read with great interest the statement of the Italian Prime Minister Mr. Matteo Renzi following the attacks of 22 March in Brussels claimed by the Islamic State group: “Europe must go all the way this time. We must invest in a common security and defence structure”. EUROMIL equally welcomes …

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NATO’s Warsaw Summit

On 8 and 9 July 2016, the Heads of State and Government of the 29 NATO member states came together in Warsaw. Given the deteriorating security situation in Europe’s neighbourhood as well as the internal challenges the Allies are facing, the summit was expected to take landmark decisions leading the …

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Euromil News

NATO-EU Joint Declaration

Two years after the Wales Summit, the world changed drastically. European citizens need to be secured and the fact that they live in EU member states, NATO member states or states which are a member of both organisations (NATO and EU share 22 members), makes that a strong cooperation between …

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Euromil News

“We Need a Shared Vision and Common Action!”

It is hard these days to address an issue without, at least briefly, coming back on the outcome of the UK referendum on the European Union, better known as Brexit. Although we will withhold us from writing one more Brexit analysis, we would like to add some reflections to the …

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Euromil News

Federal Assembly of the European Movement International

On 27 May 2016, the European Movement International (EMI) held its Federal Assembly in The Hague. The meeting brought together over 60 delegates from national councils as well as international member associations, amongst which EUROMIL, to discuss joint policy positions and vote on administrative procedures. During the morning session, the …

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Euromil News

Roundtable Meeting on Military Trade Unions in Malta

As a follow-up on the first visit of the President of EUROMIL, Emmanuel Jacob, to Malta in February 2016, EUROMIL organised a roundtable meeting on military trade unions in Valletta on 5 April 2016. The President opened the meeting by pointing out that EUROMIL was pleased to be back in …

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Euromil News

10 Recommendations of the Security Jam 2016

The Security Jam 2016 was an online brainstorm, organised by Friends of Europe, which from April 25-28 gathered thousands of experts on security, development and human rights from around the world. The 48 VIPs and close to 2500 participants from 131 countries discussed topics such as fighting terrorism and transnational …

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