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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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Euromil News

Pension Position Updated

On 20 April 2017, the Board of EUROMIL adopted an updated version of the EUROMIL position on military pensions. As social and professional interests of military personnel do not stop after retirement from the armed forces, EUROMIL promotes fair and sustainable military pension systems. Taking into account the specific nature …

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Euromil News

The Europe We Want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic And Inclusive

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, EUROMIL signed the statement “The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive”. It was initiated by a group of six civil society organisation and trade unions, amongst which the European Movement International and the European Trade Union Confederation …

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Euromil News

Together For A Safer And Social Europe For All

Our last editorials focused on the external and internal security challenges the European Union is facing, the new geostrategic landscape it finds itself in, and the attempts to use the momentum and create a more coordinated approach to European defence. Security challenges are however not the only defiance Europe is …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Position on the European Pillar of Social Rights

To make the voice of military personnel heard in the consultation process on the European Pillar of Social Rights, EUROMIL did not only answer the questionnaire but also put forward a position paper on the issue. The position paper highlights the importance of the right of association to be implemented …

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Euromil News

2016, a remarkable year!

At the end of each year one should take the time to reflect on the past twelve months but also to look ahead at what is on the agenda for the next year. Let’s look at 2016 in a nutshell! The civil war in Syria turned into a proxy war …

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Members news

Non-Compliance With Law On Right Of Association Of Portuguese Soldiers

Abstract – In August 2001, 19 years after the publication of the LDNFA (National Defence and Armed Forces Law – Law 29/82 of 11 December) and after an intense struggle to amend its article 31 a law was finally published which recognized the right of professional associations for military personnel …

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Members news

Andrés Merino And MoD Reach Agreement

Abstract – Mr. Andrés Merino, who was on hunger strike, has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) headed by Maria Dolores de Cospedal after being hospitalised in La Paz University Hospital (Madrid). The Ministry will pay him an amount in advance, depending on the receipt of the clarification …

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