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Euromil News

Work-Life Balance And Gender Equality

On 19 July 2017, EU social protection and labour ministers met in Tallinn to discuss issues of work-life balance and gender equality. The ministers exchanged views and best practices on the reconciliation of work and private life with a special focus on the role of men in care responsibilities, stating …

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Euromil News

Priorities of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

Estonia will take over the Presidency of the EU Council from Malta on 1 July 2017 until the end of the year. The Presidency rotates every 6 months, and will be held by Bulgaria and Austria in 2018. Estonia, which has joined the EU in 2004, will hold the Presidency …

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Time For Real Action

One cannot deny that it is becoming quite difficult to write something on the current situation that is valid for more than a few days or even hours. Especially the security and defence environment is changing rapidly. New scenarios for the future are discussed at an increased pace. However, two …

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Euromil News

Constitutional, Legal And Institutional Implications of CSDP

On 16 March 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution entitled “Constitutional, legal and institutional implications of a Common Security and Defence Policy: possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty”. The report, which was drafted by the Constitutional and Foreign Affairs Committee, “notes that the reform and innovation that the Lisbon …

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Euromil News

The Europe We Want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic And Inclusive

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, EUROMIL signed the statement “The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive”. It was initiated by a group of six civil society organisation and trade unions, amongst which the European Movement International and the European Trade Union Confederation …

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Euromil News

White Paper On The Future Of Europe

On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented its White Paper on the Future of Europe. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said “As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, it is time for a united Europe of 27 to shape a vision for its …

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Euromil News

Together For A Safer And Social Europe For All

Our last editorials focused on the external and internal security challenges the European Union is facing, the new geostrategic landscape it finds itself in, and the attempts to use the momentum and create a more coordinated approach to European defence. Security challenges are however not the only defiance Europe is …

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Euromil News

Interpretative Communication on the EU Working Time Directive

The European Commission announced to publish an interpretative communication on the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in March 2017, complementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. The topic of working time regulations is of major importance for EUROMIL and its member associations, which is why the organisation has followed the …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Position on the European Pillar of Social Rights

To make the voice of military personnel heard in the consultation process on the European Pillar of Social Rights, EUROMIL did not only answer the questionnaire but also put forward a position paper on the issue. The position paper highlights the importance of the right of association to be implemented …

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Euromil News

2016, a remarkable year!

At the end of each year one should take the time to reflect on the past twelve months but also to look ahead at what is on the agenda for the next year. Let’s look at 2016 in a nutshell! The civil war in Syria turned into a proxy war …

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