Euromil News

Numbers of Military Personnel – Personnel Strength of European Armed Forces

EUROMIL observed in the past months and years that European armed forces are reducing the numbers of their personnel and / or have problems to recruit enough young people to fill their ranks. In autumn 2020, EUROMIL decided to take a step back and analyse the underlying political and military …

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Euromil News

The Role of Military Trade Unions in Tackling Discrimination in the Armed Forces

On 18 November 2020, EUROMIL held an online discussion on “The role of military trade unions in tackling discrimination in the armed forces”. The principles of equality and non-discrimination are enshrined in international standards and legislation. At the European Union (EU) level, these principles are foreseen in EU Treaties and …

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122nd Presidium Meeting and Extraordinary Congress

On 22 and 23 October 2020, delegates from member and observer associations of EUROMIL participated in a virtual Extraordinary Congress and the 122nd Presidium Meeting. EUROMIL holds Presidium Meetings twice every year. The Presidium approves the policy of the Board and provides impetus for the prospective further development of EUROMIL …

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Members news

First Meeting with the New Belgian Minister of Defence

On 27 October 2020 the Belgian trade unions had a first encounter with Ms Ludivine Dedonder, who took the oath on 1 October 2020 as the first female Minister of Defence of Belgium. In view of the corona restrictions in place, the meeting with the minister was organised online. ‘Our’ …

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Position papers

EUROMIL Position on Veterans

Click here for the complete version of the position paper (5 pages) Click here for the concise version of the position paper (2 pages)

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Members news

Demonstration of Spanish Military Associations

Abstract – Spanish professional military associations, namely AUME, ASFASPRO, ATME and UMT called for a demonstration on 19 September 2020 to defend their right to a fair remuneration. Military wages have not been updated for more than a decade. In support of the planned demonstration, EUROMIL’s President issued a video …

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Members news

First Demonstration of Military Trade Unions in Italy

Abstract – On 7 October 2020, Italian military trade unions, supported by national trade union confederations, organised a demonstration against the current bill on granting the right to freedom of association to military personnel in Italy. Indeed in 2018, the Constitutional Court considered that the country could no longer impose …

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Members news

Spanish Soldiers: Struggling for Dignified Remuneration

The Spanish military are called upon to defend their right to dignified remuneration. The protest demonstration is scheduled in Madrid, on Saturday, 19 September 2020. Professional military associations – AUME, ASFASPRO, ATME, UMT – have called to mobilization after a meeting of no effect with the Minister of Defense last …

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PFEARFU On The Situation In Greece

The following information and translations were provided by PFEARFU. In mid-July and from 10 to 23 August 2020, Turkey unilaterally issued NAVTEX concerning the sailing of the URUC REIS research vessel for seismic surveys. As soon as the Turkish research vessel, accompanied by the Turkish fleet, entered the Greek continental …

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Euromil News

Fighting COVID-19 Without Borders!

If we could go back in time less than a year, it would be difficult to convince ourselves that we would generally work from home and conduct our meetings and contacts mainly online, that we would no longer greet each other with a warm hand or cuddle, that we would …

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