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How EUROMIL Overcame the ‘Iron Curtain’

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Michael Rudloff in German. You can read it here. The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL), in the context of the collapsing Warsaw Pact, assisted soldiers in organising  themselves against the resistance for social and political …

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Defending Essential Workers’ Trade Union Rights: Report Submitted to Council of Europe

On Friday, 1 July the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), the European Confederation of Police (EuroCOP) and the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) submitted a report on violations of trade union rights to the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR). Together …

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Cheap Labour? Irish Defence Forces on Standby at Dublin Airport

Based on information from its Irish affiliates, EUROMIL understands that the Irish Government has supported a request from the Minister for Transport, Mr. Eamon Ryan, T.D. for members of the Defence Forces to undergo training and be on stand-by to assist the DAA with the provision of aviation security duties …

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Italy: Military Leaders Responsible for Asbestos Related Deaths of Six Soldiers

A Court of Appeal in Venice, Italy has imposed custodial sentences on four former admirals in the Italian armed forces who were found guilty of failing to protect the health of workers exposed to asbestos fibres on Naval ships. The workers in question were six soldiers in the Italian armed …

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The Long Fight for the Right of Association of Soldiers in Europe

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Michael Rudloff in German.  Since it was founded, EUROMIL has campaigned within the European institutions for the rights of European citizens in uniform.  With the founding of the umbrella organisation EUROMIL, the participating soldiers’ associations …

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Safety & Health – The Implementation of the Working Time Directive in the Armed Forces

On Wednesday 25 May 2022, EUROMIL held a day long conference on safety and health in the armed forces and the implementation of the Working Time Directive (WTD). Speakers at the event included Stefaan van der Jeught from the European Court of Justice; Aïda Moumni, a military rights lawyer based …

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Last Regional Meeting in Project on TU Rights for Public Service Workers Takes Place

On 10 and 11 May 2022, EUROMIL, EPSU and EuroCOP held the fifth and final regional meeting as part of the project on strengthening and protecting trade union rights in the public sector. The fifth regional meeting followed a similar structure as the previous meetings, however focused its attention on …

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EUROMIL Holds 125th General Assembly Meeting in Slovakia

On 29 April 2022, EUROMIL held its 125th General Assembly meeting in Trenčín, Slovakia, hosted by member association ZVSR. EUROMIL President Emmanuel Jacob opened the conference by welcoming members and reiterating the organisation’s mandate to achieve better social rights for all workers, in particular military personnel. In his opening speech, …

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Danish Government Approve Further NATO Support

The government’s decision to make further military contributions available for NATO’s collective defense has been adopted today with broad support from the Parliament. The resolution proposal includes, among other things, that Denmark can stand with a combat battalion group against 1,000 soldiers. Therefore, the government is now increasing the Danish …

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News from Germany

Uncertain Extension of the EUTM Mali Mandate in German Parliament The extension of the EUTM Mission Mali by the German Bundestag is currently questionable. Before the expiry of the mandate at the end of May 2022, a debate opened on whether the current political framework conditions in Mali are compatible …

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