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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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Democratic Control – from National to European Oversight

This event is the second in the series “Overcoming Obstacles on the Way Towards a European Army” jointly organised by the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom (FNF) & EUROMIL. Placing armed forces under democratic control is one of the major achievements of Western democracies in the last century. Parliamentary oversight mechanisms were established with the …

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United in Military Diversity – How to Accommodate Diverging Military Cultures

This event is the first in the series “Overcoming Obstacles on the Way Towards a European Army” jointly organised by the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom (FNF) & EUROMIL. Every national military organisation has throughout history developed a unique culture. This is being expressed in terms of the citizen’s and employee’s rights of the …

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Euromil News

PESCO? Soon a Reality?

Permanent Structured Cooperation, better known under its acronym PESCO, is almost something as EUROMILLIONS winners: everybody knows that they exist, but nobody knows where and who they are! PESCO is a tool provided by the Lisbon Treaty to change the current patchwork of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation in Europe …

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Euromil News

The Bratislava Summit

On 16 September 2016, the heads of state and government of 27 EU countries (all except for the UK) met for an informal summit in Bratislava, Slovakia to discuss the current situation of the EU, as well at the way forward. The Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap includes concrete steps and …

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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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Euromil News

Czech Prime Minister Calls For European Army

On Monday 22 August 2016, the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka spoke at a gathering of Czech diplomats in Prague where he explained that “the 28-nation trading pact will need to muster a joint military to face intensifying threats including terrorism, a newly aggressive Russia and the unprecedented influx of …

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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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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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Euromil News

Input from EUROMIL and CESI in Preparation of the European Council Meeting of June 2015 on Security and Defence

“New threats, new challenges, new commitments!” Input from EUROMIL and CESI in Preparation of the European Council Meeting of June 2015 on Security and Defence. Please click here to read the document

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