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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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Fostering Well-being and Equality: Advancing Social Policies for Military Personnel

Social policies play a crucial role in ensuring people’s well-being and quality of life. Recognizing this importance, the European Union (EU) has been actively engaged in discussions and initiatives aimed at improving the social conditions and rights of its citizens. One example can be seen in the European Semester, part …

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15ICOAF meeting in Vienna

The 15th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (15ICOAF) was held in Vienna (Austria) on 18-20 June 2023. The meeting was co-hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the Austrian Parliamentary Commission for the Federal Armed Forces. EUROMIL’s President, Mr Emmanuel Jacob and …

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The Unseen Battle: Mental Health Challenges for Military Personnel

As the European elections draw near and the European Union (EU) unveils its comprehensive approach to mental health, it is crucial to bring attention to the critical issues impacting our society. With different flagship initiatives, the approach aims to prioritize mental health on par with physical health and establish a …

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Priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council

On 1st July, Spain takes over the Presidency of the EU Council. The six-month Spanish Presidency follows Sweden, and will be followed by Belgium from 1 January till 30 June 2024. The Spanish presidency will focus on 4 main priorities: Reindustrialise the EU and ensure its open strategic autonomy Advance …

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The EU should prioritise fair regulations for military personnel in the Working Time Directive

Military personnel often work in tough and dangerous conditions: such demanding nature of military service can take a toll on the physical and mental well-being of personnel. Therefore, it is imperative to prioritize the safety and performance of these individuals by ensuring adequate working hours and ample rest time. However, …

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European Armed Forces: State of Play 2023

On 8 June 2023, EUROMIL organised a two-panel event on the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Juozas OLEKAS entitled “European Armed Forces: State of Play 2023”. The first panel discussion focused on the implementation of the Strategic Compass and the creation of the Rapid Deployment Capacity. During the opening remarks, …

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Gender Equality and Diversity in the Armed Forces

The Armed Forces has been considered for a long time as an only male profession, despite that women are joining more and more the military, stereotypes still prevail. Consequently, substantial change in the Armed Forces cannot be achieved. According to an opinion provided by the FEMM Committee of the European …

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Supporting Ukraine: EUROMIL’s meeting with PromoteUkraine

On 30 May, EUROMIL met with a delegation of veterans of Promote Ukraine, a non-profit civil society and advocacy organization for Ukraine. The meeting was welcomed by Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL’s President, who highlighted how EUROMIL in the past had Ukrainian and Russian organisations as members. In 2017, contact was re-established …

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