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A guest at the Berlin Security Conference On 29 and 30 November, the Security Conference (BSC) took place in Berlin, to which many security policy experts were invited. The German Armed Forces Association organised a stand together with the Soldiers’ and Veterans’ Foundation (SVS) and EUROMIL. On the first floor …

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ANS updates the “Aspirations Booklet”

Last Saturday, 18 November 2023, in the Auditorium of the Oeiras Social Action Centre (CAS-Oeiras) of the Armed Forces Social Action Institute (IASFA), the ANS – National Sergeants’ Association, held a “National Sergeants’ Conference”. As the aim of this initiative was to revise and update the so-called “Aspirations Booklet”, the …

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Unexpected attack on trade union rights in the Hungarian armed forces!

The Hungarian military trade union Honvédszakszervezet (HOSZ) was founded in 1991 and joined EUROMIL already in 1992. Very often EUROMIL referred to HOSZ as a good example since the country, by Constitution, grants these basic rights to its military personnel. On Tuesday, 21 November 2023, the Deputy Prime Minister and …

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Appeal of the Itamil Army Association for a Strategic Renewal

In a heartfelt appeal addressed to Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Defence Minister Guido Crosetto, and the Military Summit, the Itamil Army Association calls for a strategic shift before investing in new weaponry. The focus should be on innovative and bold actions to strengthen our armed forces. The proposed measures include …

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Involution of Rights of Civil Guards and the Right of Representation of the Professional Associations of the Civil Guard

Following the crisis in the plenary session of the Council on 28 September, EUROMIL calls upon the Government of Spain to ensure governance and rights for the civil guards within the framework of a police force such as the Civil Guard, which must evolve to adapt to the 21st century. …

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The integration of military values in Spanish democracy

The integration of military values in Spanish democracy Article written by Fidel Gómez Rosa, Secretario de Formación y Relaciones Internacionales and former EUROMIL Board Member – @fidelgomezrosa on X       SUMMARY   The establishment of democracy in Spain is the result of a constituent process of political consensus in society. …

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Dutch Trade Unions and Others Join Forces in Action for Better Policy on Local Staff Missions

By Anne-Marie Snels, former AFMP Chairwomen Everyone remembers the dramatic images of August 2021, when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in record time and thousands of people tried to flee the country in agony via Kabul airport. Despite numerous warnings, the Dutch government took measures far too late, leaving many …

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Newsletter from Deutscher BundeswehrVerband (DBwV)

We need a Veterans Day! Strengthening veterans’ culture and policy in Germany is one of the goals the German Armed Forces Association is committed to. A clear demand could soon be implemented. In the past year and a half, Lieutenant Colonel (G) Marcel Bohnert has invited important multipliers from the …

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Negotiations of Military Unions and Associations of Visegrad Group Countries

19-22 September, Rozewie (POL) Representatives of the Honvédszakszerwezet from the Republic of Hungary, the Union of Soldiers of the Vocational Army of the Czech Republic, the Union of Soldiers of the Slovak Republic and the Konwent Dziekanów Korpus Oficerów Zawodowych from the Republic of Poland met from 19th to 22nd …

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Members of Greek rescue team killed in Libya

Press release from PFEARFU: “A day of sadness and mourning for Greece and our Armed Forces, because of the accident that happened in Libya which resulted in the death of five of our colleagues in the humanitarian mission, as well as many wounded. They fell at the altar of duty. …

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