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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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Major Changes for Danish Defense

Some of the latest updates from the Central Association of Permanent Defence Personnel (CS). The events in Ukraine, which began with the Russian invasion at the end of February, have also left a marked imprint on Danish defense and defense policy. For several years, Danish politicians have cut defense spending, …

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The Longest Journey Begins With a First Step

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. In a small town on the Moselle, the official foundation of the European Organisation of Military Associations was prepared. Hatzenport is a small municipality on the …

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Fiftieth Anniversary of EUROMIL

Photo: Christian Sorensen with Heinz Volland in 1973. EUROMIL was founded on 13 September 1972 in Bergsch-Glabbach, Germany. Our German Member Assocation, DBwV, published an article in their magazine by Michael Rudloff, reminding us of the events of EUROMIL’s establishment. The original article can be read here in German and …

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Euromil News

Conscientious Objection to Military Service

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued a call for inputs to its report on conscientious objection to military service. The report will be presented to the Human Rights Council at its fiftieth session in June 2022. EUROMIL, as part of its mandate as the umbrella …

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Strengthening & Protecting TU Rights in the Public Sector: Penultimate Regional Meeting Takes Place

On 8 and 9 March, the fourth regional meeting in the joint project between EUROMIL, EPSU and EuroCOP, on strengthening and protecting trade union rights in the public sector, took place online. This session focused on the situation in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Turkey. It is …

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Euromil News

EUROMIL Supports Ukranian People

The EUROMIL Board supports the ITUC/ETUC in a joint call to action to stop the war in Ukraine now and expresses solidarity with the Ukrainian people, workers and trade unions. EUROMIL has been in contact with its colleagues in Ukraine and wishes to reiterate its support for the ITUC’s emergency …

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Euromil News

Political Rights for Soldiers – A Future Possibility?

Image from Council of Europe. On 10 December 2021, the Latvian Constitutional Court ruled that a case brought before it regarding the political rights of military personnel was no longer relevant due to the applicant’s subsequent departure from the Latvian armed forces. The case was ultimately dismissed. The case in …

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Trade Union Rights for Public Sector Workers: 3rd Regional Meeting

On 25 and 26 January 2022, the third regional meeting in EUROMIL’s joint project with EPSU and EuroCOP on strengthening and defending trade union rights in the public sector took place. The meeting focused on countries from the Nordic region and North Eastern Europe. The meeting was part of a …

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Retrospective Compensation Confirmed by Court for Overnight Hours for Greek Armed Forces

In May 2017, the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, issued a Law [Article 127 4472/2017] concerning military salaries, including the overnight working hours compensation of the armed forces personnel. The aforementioned compensation was never given and therefore, in 2019 the Board of PFEARFU decided to undertake court action. The first positive …

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