Euromil News

Public Hearing: Soldiers’ rights in EU Member States

On 15 May 2018, EUROMIL President Jacob addressed the members of the Security and Defence (SEDE) Committee of the European Parliament during a public hearing on “Soldiers’ rights in EU Member States”. MEP Clare Moody (S&D, UK), Vice-Chair of the SEDE Committee opened the hearing by pointing out the importance …

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Euromil News

117th EUROMIL Presidium Meeting in Brussels

On 20 and 21 April 2017, about 50 delegates from 16 member and observer associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels, Belgium for the 117th 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 …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Statement in Support of Teresa Franco

“The member associations of EUROMIL at their meeting in Brussels in the context of the 117th Presidium have been informed of the last administrative procedure launched against Corporal Teresa Franco, Secretary for Women of the “United Association of Spanish Military” (AUME), and is particularly concerned about the succession of detentions, …

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Euromil News

Soon Trade Unionism in the Italian Military?

In Italy, military personnel are still denied joining military professional associations or trade unions. Despite several court cases and bills in the Italian Parliament, there seemed to be no positive evolution/development in this regard. However, in a public meeting on 10 April 2018, the Italian Constitutional Court had to judge …

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Euromil News

Military Trade Unionism in Europe

EUROMIL, together with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) organised a lunch debate on “Military Trade Unionism in Europe” on 21 March 2018. Peter Scherrer, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Deputy General Secretary, opened the debate by stating that the right of workers to have their voices heard, the right …

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Euromil News

Trade Union Rights Recognized for Military Personnel by the European Committee of Social Rights

The European Social Charter should be interpreted as recognizing trade unions for military personnel. This is an important step towards the full recognition of the right to freedom of association for members of the armed forces. In September 2017, the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR) decided on the complaint …

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Euromil News

Associations and Trade Unions of Gendarmerie Personnel in Europe Join Efforts

Following-up on their meeting on 13 July 2017, several associations and trade unions of gendarmerie personnel from three European countries met on 25 January 2018 in Amsterdam. On the invitation of the Dutch MARVER (Marechaussee Military Union), representatives of the Spanish AUGC (Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles), the Portuguese APG …

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Euromil News

Shrinking Space for Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders: A Problem Within the EU

On 18 January 2018, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released a report on “Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU”. The shrinking space for civil society and human rights defenders in Europe endangers democracy in the European Union. As emphasised at regional …

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Euromil News

Social Dialogue in the Armed Forces of Montenegro

EUROMIL was informed on several occasions in the past year by its Montenegrin member association SOVCG about different problems regarding social dialogue and a worsened relationship between the Minister of Defence and SOVCG. On 17 January 2018, EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob met with the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Defence, …

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2017 Congress at SAMO, the Swedish Association for Military Officers

Every three years, the Swedish Association for Military Officers, SAMO, invites their members to a congress where a new board of direction is elected and an action plan, the course of action, is determined for the upcoming three years. During the meeting, delegates from all the military units in Sweden …

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