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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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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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Jubilee Congress – 25th Anniversary of HOSZ

EUROMIL’s Hungarian member HOSZ organised a Jubilee Congress on the occasion of its 25th anniversary on 24 and 25 November 2016. The event started with ceremonial speeches. In his inaugural speech Mr. János Czövek, President of HOSZ, highlighted that the interests of military personnel in Hungary are formally protected since  …

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Spanish MoD Gives Up Its Soldiers – A War Veteran Is Living On The Street

Abstract – The Spanish soldier Andrés Merino suffers from several injuries from an accident which happened while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Later, when he was posted in “La Legión” in Almería in 2013, he was involved in another accident which unfortunately resulted in his inability to work. The Ministry …

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Euromil News

Comparative Study on Social Dialogue in the EU

The European Commission recently published a comparative study entitled “The role of social partners in the design and implementation of policies and reforms”. The study was conducted by the European Employment Policy Observatory (EEPO), a European network, which produces regular and independent research on a range of topics relating to …

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European Parliament Supports Military Personnel in a Resolution on the European Defence Union

On 22 November 2016, Members of the European Parliament voted on a motion for a European Parliament Resolution on the European Defence Union, tabled by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Confronted to a new financial and security context, European armed forces are required to collaborate closer and military personnel to …

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Portuguese Military Associations Denounce Bad Governance And Promise Not To Stand Still

Abstract – On 23 September 2016, three portuguese military associations (ANS, AOFA and AP), all of them full members of EUROMIL, convened a press conference to denounce bad governance and disrespect of the existing laws. The press conference was held in an hotel at the center of Lisbon. The three …

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Preparing for the next step!

Those who thought that the summer 2016 would only be remembered for the beforehand much discussed Olympic Games in Rio lost their bet! Sport events were all-over the news during the past months: The European football championship in France, the Tour de France, the Olympics in Rio and several other …

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Euromil News

Contact with new French Professional Military Associations

On 2 October 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued judgements on two cases, namely Matelly vs France and Adefdromil vs France. In both cases a possible violation of article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was an essential element. Until that moment French soldiers …

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Success for the German Armed Forces Association

Abstract – The German Bundestag adopted on 10 June 2016 an amendment to the Military Personnel Representation Act, in German the so-called Soldatenbeteiligungsgesetz. The approval of the  parliamentary groups was surprisingly high. The coalition of the governing parties CDU/CSU (conservatives) and SPD (social democrats) is working towards the modernisation of …

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