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Military Trade Unionism in Italy: Murder or Suicide?

Let’s try to get the picture of what follows without going into details. What is it about? In 2017, the Italian forestry corps was integrated into the Carabinieri and therefore placed under military status. Consequently, members of the forestry corps lost the right to form and join trade unions. As …

AUME Elects New Board for 2021-2024

On 9 May 2021 AUME held its Annual General Assembly with the election of a new Board, which left integrated by following ten members: Secretary-General Iñaki Unibaso, Iván Alcántara (Secretary of Organization), Rafael Cabañas (Secretary of Finances), Fidel Gómez, José Luis Rugeros, José Vicente Maleno, Raúl Lorente, Alejandro Gutiérrez, Miguel …

EUROMIL Lodges A Complaint Against Portugal

On 11 May 2021, EUROMIL, in support of its Portuguese member associations, namely the “National Sergeants Associations” (ANS), the “Association of the Officers of the Armed Forces” (AOFA) and the “Association of Enlisted” (AP), launched a complaint against Portugal at the European Committee of Social Rights for violating Articles 5 …

News from Germany!

EUROMIL member association DBwV shares the latest news from Germany. Update on the Afghanistan Mandate On Thursday, 25 March 2021 the German Parliament adopted the German government’s motion of the extension of the foreign mission of the armed forces to Afghanistan with 432 votes in favour and 176 No votes. It …

News from Greece!

EUROMIL Greek member association PFEARFU shares its latest updates below.  PFEARFU & the Greek Cyber Crime Division of the Hellenic Police reaffirm that security stems from knowledge On Saturday, April 10, 2021, PFEARFU and the Greek Cyber Crime Division of the Hellenic Police held an online event, with the latter …

EUROMIL held its 123rd Presidium Meeting and 6th Congress

Delegates elect a new Board and discuss racism and far-right extremism at the 123rd Presidium Meeting and 6th Congress of EUROMIL. On 22-23 April 2021, over 60 delegates from EUROMIL member associations across Europe participated in the 123rd Presidium Meeting and 6th Congress of EUROMIL. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

A Note of Thanks from Italy

EUROMIL Member Association, ASSODIPRO, highlights the importance of its EUROMIL membership in making positive progress in Italy for members of the armed forces. ASSODIPRO National Secretary, Salvatore Vinciguerra, writes below in Italian of the treatment of military personnel in Italy in comparison to their European counterparts, and how despite over …

The Future Is In Your Hands!

Europe Day, held annually on 9 May in commemoration of the Schuman Declaration, gives European citizens an opportunity to reflect on what solidarity has built over the past decades and what we hope to achieve together in the future. Above all, it gives EU citizens the chance to feel even …

One Year On: Assessing the Leadership of the Slovakian Ministry of Defence

Abstract On 21 March 2021, exactly one year passed since the new leadership took office at the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic. Its representatives assess this period as a historical challenge not only in view of the pandemic, but also in term of transparency and openness of the …

Stop the Irresponsible Violence!

Let me from the outset make clear that what follows is my personal opinion which is written in my capacity as a committed citizen and as a defender of human rights, fundamental freedoms and their key values. What follows is not a EUROMIL position on which we formally or internally …

Post-patriarchal security: inclusion and equity for the other 55%

On 18 March 2021, Friends of Europe, in partnership with the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), Women In International Security  (WIIS) Brussels, the Brussels International Center (BIC) and the U.S. European Command, organised a panel discussion on inclusion in the security and defence sector, entitled “Post-patriarchal …

Conscientious Objection to Military Service for Professional Soldiers

While the right to conscientious objection is recognized in international standards and legislation, only a limited number of European countries grant the status of conscientious objector to professional members of the armed forces. The right to conscientious objection is provided for through Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human …

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