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General Assembly of N-COACA

On 6 June 2017, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association of the Cyprus Army (N-COACA) organised its 9th General Assembly in Nicosia. N-COACA joined EUROMIL in 2010 and has ever since been a highly respected and trusted member. Together with the Minister of Defence, Mr. Fokaides, the Chief of the National Guard, …

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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

Roundtable Meeting on the Implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in the Southern European Armed Forces

On 16 March 2017, EUROMIL organised, in Lisbon, a roundtable meeting on the implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) in the Southern European armed forces. The implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in the armed forces being a concrete issue for the Southern European countries, the …

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Members news

New Working Time Regulation For The German Armed Forces

Abstract – The EU Working Time Directive was implemented for the German Armed Forces about a year ago. Time for the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) to take stock: In an interview with the magazine of the DBwV, Lieutenant General Eberhard Zorn from the Federal Ministry of Defence points out that …

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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

Interpretative Communication on the EU Working Time Directive

The European Commission announced to publish an interpretative communication on the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in March 2017, complementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. The topic of working time regulations is of major importance for EUROMIL and its member associations, which is why the organisation has followed the …

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EUROMIL Northern Group Meeting

A meeting of the Northern Group of EUROMIL was held between 18 and 21 August 2016. This meeting was facilitated by SAMO the union representing Soldiers, Sailors and Aircrew from Sweden. One of the central differences between SAMO and PDFORRA was outlined on the first night of discussions, which was …

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‘Dwell Time’ Regulation Should Also Apply to Frontex-Deployment

Abstract – Working for Frontex means being away from home for months and exposing yourself to risks like during any other deployment. Omar Boulachioukh was deployed for three months on the Greek island of Chios with the Frontex Border Sercurity Team (BST). Yet the usual regulations regarding ‘dwell time’ (period …

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Members news

Discussion On Working Time In Spain

Abstract – The publication of the Order DEF/1363/2016 of 28 July 2016, concerning the working time and the work schedule in duty stations of members of the armed forces has revived the controversy about working time in Spain. The Order leaves the decision about the working schedules, rest periods and …

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Attractiveness of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – In May 2015 a law entered into force in Germany which aims at improving social conditions (working time, pension systems etc.) of servicemen and -women and making the army more attractive as an employer. The original text is available hereunder and full details about the law can be …

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