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Euromil News

9ICOAF: “The Moral Compass of the Armed Forces: How Ombuds Institutions Can Break Down Barriers to Achieve Change”

From 8-10 October 2017, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Service Complaints Ombudsman of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom organised the 9th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (9ICOAF) in London. Lt Gen Richard Nugee CVO, CBE Chief …

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Euromil News

Silent leges inter arma?

From 20 to 22 September 2017, the Belgian Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) organised the first ‘Silent leges inter arma?’ conference. This international conference brought together practitioners and academics active in the field of law, security and defence from a wide …

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Euromil News

The Social Dimension of the Armed Forces

On 27 September 2017, EUROMIL hosted a rapid fire chat on the social dimension of the armed forces on the occasion of the Debating Security Plus online brainstorm. Participants debated best practices and problems with the implementation of military trade unionism in general as well as specific issues of common …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Participation in Hearing at Spanish Parliament

On 27 September 2017 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob, was invited for a hearing at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. The subcommittee for the study of the professional system of military troop and seamen of the armed forces, was created within the Defence Committee, by the Congress of Deputies on 2 …

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PESCO? Soon a Reality?

Permanent Structured Cooperation, better known under its acronym PESCO, is almost something as EUROMILLIONS winners: everybody knows that they exist, but nobody knows where and who they are! PESCO is a tool provided by the Lisbon Treaty to change the current patchwork of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation in Europe …

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Euromil News

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly on Social Rights

On 30 June 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on “The ‘Turin process’: reinforcing social rights in Europe”. The so-called “Turin process” was launched by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in 2014 and aims at strengthening fundamental rights in Europe, …

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When Men Come Together, Associativism Happens!

As part of the program of celebrations of its 28th anniversary, ANS promoted a debate on the importance of associations for the defence of citizenship rights. On a warm afternoon, on 20 June, in a room where ANS members and leaders were present, along with representatives of the military associative …

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Euromil News

Internal Security and Defence Debated in Portugal

In the context of this years’ 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, and just after Europe Day, the Portuguese Council of the European Movement organised a debate entitled “The EU in the field of internal security and defense” on 11 May 2017. The event was organised in collaboration with …

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Euromil News

European Commission: Working Time Directive Applicable To Armed Forces

Together with the proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission published two important documents on the Working Time Directive (WTD) on 26 April 2017: An interpretative communication which aims at giving guidance and clarity for the implementation of the Working Time Directive. The interpretative communication mainly …

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Euromil News

European Pillar of Social Rights

On 26 April 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR). The Pillar sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. These principles are centred around three areas, namely equal opportunities and access …

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