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120th Presidium Meeting in Brussels

On 25-26 October 2019, about 60 delegates from 21 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels, Belgium, for the 120th 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 policy. …

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The Climate-Security Nexus: Implications for Military Personnel

On 24 October 2019, the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), together with the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) and in association with the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Change (BDCD) and the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) with the kind support of the …

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Building Resilient and Sustainable Ombuds Institutions – 11ICOAF

Since its first meeting in Berlin in 2009, EUROMIL participates at the yearly meetings of the International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces, better known as ICOAF. Among the participants, EUROMIL is one of the rare participants not being an Ombuds Institution. However, EUROMIL believes that a good …

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The President of the Autonomous City of Melilla Welcomes ATME’s Proposals for the Reintegration of Soldiers into Civilian Life

Abstract – In September 2019, a delegation of ATME met with the President of the autonomous City of Melilla to resume talks on measures to the reintegration of soldiers into civilian life. The proposals of the organisation were welcomed by the authorities. These proposals include a dedicated percentage of vacancies in …

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EU Citizens in National Armed Forces – Solving the Recruitment Challenge?

On 15 October 2019, EUROMIL organised an event on EU Citizens in National Armed Forces in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). Opening the discussion, Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL President, explained that armed forces all over Europe are facing recruitment challenges. As a response to personnel shortages, some …

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PFEARFU Met Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence

Abstract – On Friday, 11 October 2019, PFEARFU held the second formal meeting with the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Alkiviadis Stefanis. During the meeting the main issues discussed, were the Deputy Minister’s proposal for a new Corps of Non Commissioned Officers, the working time directive, allowances, employee insurance contributions, …

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Human Rights Jurisprudence in relation to the Armed Forces

The third “silent leges inter arma” conference organised by the Belgian Group under the Auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War was held in Bruges from 17 September until 20 September 2019. This conference brought together no less than 95 participants from 30 different …

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Report: Preparing the Armed Forces for Disruptive Technological Changes

In the framework of the European Policy Centre (EPC) project “The future of work – Towards a progressive agenda for all”, EUROMIL supported the EPC in carrying out research on the topic of “Preparing the armed forces for disruptive technological changes”. The analytical report, which is now being published, looks …

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PFEARFU Met Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Abstract – On Thursday, 1 August 2019 PFEARFU, one of EUROMIL’s Greek member associations, held a formal meeting with the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mr. Panagiotis Mitarachi. During the meeting the PFEARFU delegation stressed the issues of the working time directive, pensions and allowances for hazardous duties. The …

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Bringing Defence Issues to the Public’s Attention

It is important that the public relates to the armed forces, just as they relate to other institutions in our society. CS wants to have a public discussion of, what the Danish defence can and cannot do with the current size and budget. In June, the small Danish island of …

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