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The future European Commissioner for Defence: a missed opportunity or a success story?

By Emmanuel Jacob, President of EUROMIL “The next European Commission should include a dedicated defence portfolio”, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday 17 February 2024 speaking at the Munich Security Conference. The idea seems to be growing among European stakeholders. Besides, von der Leyen’s political group, the EPP, …

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Priorities of the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council

On 1st January, Belgium takes over the Presidency of the EU Council. The six-month Belgian Presidency follows Spain, and will be followed by Hungary from 1 July till 31 December 2024. The Belgian presidency will focus on 6 main priorities: Defending rule of law, democracy, and unity Strengthening EU’s competitiveness …

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European Security and Defence from 2023 to 2024

Looking back to the year 2023, which marked by geopolitical shifts and technological advancements, the European security and defence landscape continued to undergo profound changes. These transformations have not only influenced the strategic priorities of European countries but also had a direct impact on the military and therefore also on …

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EUROMIL participates at the 22nd Berlin Security Conference

EUROMIL participated as logo partner. The Berlin Security Conference took place on 29-30 November and this year’s topic focused on enhancing resolve and resilience in Europe and NATO. At the beginning of the conference it was underlined that war is back in Europe since February 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine, …

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MILEX-23: a First Step towards Greater European Defence

The first live exercise (LIVEX) of the Rapid Deployment Capacity (RDC) took place 16-22 October 2023, in Spain. Nine counties (Austria, Spain, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Romania) contributed with 2.800 military personnel, equipment, and strategic enablers. This exercise represents a historical moment of paramount importance with the aim …

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69th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Copenhagen

From 6 to 9 October 2023, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) gathered for its 69th Annual Session in Copenhagen. EUROMIL’s President, Emmanuel Jacob, participated at the Assembly. All 274 parliament members representing 31 NATO member states, along with approximately 100 members from around 25 partner countries and parliamentary bodies …

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The ‘Silent Leges Inter Arma?’ Conference VI

From 19 to 22 September 2013, the Belgian Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) organised the sixth ‘Silent leges inter arma?’ conference. This international conference brought together practitioners and academics active in the field of law, security and defence from a wide …

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Protection of Legitimate Interests and Rights of Soldiers – Conference in Slovakia

On 7-8 September 2023 our Slovak member association Zväz Vojakov Slovenskej Republiky (Association of the Soldiers of the Slovak Republic – ZV SR) organized an international conference entitled “Protection of Legitimate Interests and Rights of Soldiers”. The conference was held under the auspices of the State-Secretary of the Slovak Ministry …

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Severe wildfires in Greece – contribution of the Armed Forces

The situation in the Island of Rhodes has escalated beyond control, as tourists are now flooding the streets, seeking refuge in safe areas.  The army has been actively engaged in assisting both tourists and fellow citizens, guiding them away from the fire’s path. To accommodate those who had to evacuate …

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EUROMIL welcomes the European Commission’s Joint Communication on the Climate-Security Nexus

EUROMIL welcomes the European Commission’s Joint Communication to address the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on peace, security and defence. The Communication underlines the need for the Armed Forces to be better equipped to respond to severe climatic operational conditions, while also reducing their environmental footprint; provisions that …

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