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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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Military Trade Unionism Discussed in Rome

Gerard Guinan, General Secretary of PDFORRA, recently attended a meeting on behalf of EUROMIL organised by Senator Vincenzo D’Arienzo for members of the Italian Armed Forces representative bodies. The meeting was well attended with representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Guardia de Finanzia and Carbenerri. The meeting was moderated …

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Iberian Meeting on Military Rights

The University of Évora (Portugal), with the participation of military associations from Portugal and Spain, promoted a debate on the social rights of citizens in uniform. The Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences of the University of Évora (CICS.NOVA.UÉvora) promoted Friday, 19 July 2019, in Évora, the 1st Iberian Meeting – Armed …

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Speech of HKKF President Vinther at EPSU Congress

The HKKF President and EUROMIL Board Member Flemming Vinther delivered a speech at the EPSU Congress in Dublin this year. The full text of the speech is available hereunder. For more information, please contact HKKF. Dear delegates, dear EPSU colleagues I am pleased to note that the basic right to …

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Right to Freedom of Assocation for Italian Military Personnel discussed at CGIL

On 18 June 2019, the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), together with EUROMIL, organised an event on the right to freedom of association for military personnel in Rome. The event gathered representatives of the trade union world, representatives of military associations and trade unions from several European countries, EUROMIL, …

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The Italian Opportunity to Introduce Real Trade Unionism in the Armed Forces!

On 28 February 2019, EUROMIL organised in close collaboration with CGIL, FICIESSE and its longstanding Italian member association ASSODIPRO a conference on trade unionism in the Italian armed forces after the judgment of the Constitutional Court of June 2018. Arriving in Rome on 27 February 2019 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob …

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The Right to Strike: Like a Bull in a China Shop?

Let me start this article by summarizing in a few lines what EUROMIL is all about. EUROMIL is committed to the principle of “Citizen in Uniform” and particularly demands (1) equal rights and treatment of soldiers, (2) the right of servicemen and -women to form and join trade unions and …

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Protecting Without Being Protected – Basic EU Social Standards Not Applied To Security Personnel In The EU

In recent years, the EU has frequently made use of the provisions in Article 153 of the TFEU to set minimum standards on working and employment conditions of workers in the EU. Although the European Commission consistently tries to define “workers” as broadly as possible to include all workers, the …

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Following the Decision Taken at the Extraordinary Congress in Budapest

Abstract – In Portugal, a nationwide newspaper (Diário de Notícias) published on 5 November 2018 an opinion article written by António Bernardo Colaço, Judge Counselor to the Supreme Court of Justice (retired), at a time when the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions has adopted the new name …

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EUROMIL Releases Recommendations in View of the European Elections

During its 118th Presidium Meeting, EUROMIL released recommendations for policy makers, politicians and interested civilians in the view of the upcoming European elections in May 2019. The recommendations suggest concrete steps which could be taken to enhance the situation of military personnel all over Europe. Policies and regulations are needed to …

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