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P.FE.AR.F.U 5 years anniversary

Our Greek member, P.FE.AR.F.U, celebrates its 5 years anniversary. The president of the association highlighted that these five years the federation has focused  on promoting the rights of military personnel and recognizing their role in the security of the State, and it will continue to do so. EUROMIL would also …

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 …

An extra 10 billion goes to the Belgian armed forces, that’s unprecedented!

The budget for the Belgian armed forces is going up significantly by 2030. Mainly through investments in personnel. There will also be massive investments in new equipment that will be ‘dual-use’, usable in Ukraine for example, and for assisting the Belgian society. The new Strategic Vision for the Belgian Defense …

Ireland and Italy blamed by the ECSR!

One of the instruments EUROMIL is using in support of its member associations, is the collective complaints procedure in the framework of the Social Charter. EUROMIL has a participatory status with the Council of Europe and is therefore entitled to lodge complaints alleging violations of the Charter in the framework …

The Swedish Armed Forces budget increase to 2% of GDP

The prime minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson announced in a statement on March 10th that the budget of The Swedish Armed Forces is going to increase to 2% of GDP as soon as possible. The budget,  the previous year was gradually raised to 1,2% of GDP. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine …

LMP stands for Unitary Statute

On 22nd of March 2022, at the Romanian Parliament, the first working meeting took place between the vice-president of the Commission of Defense, Public Order and National Security, deputy Mihai Fifor, together with the secretary of the same commission, deputy Viorel Sălan and the delegation of LMP of the following …

EUROMIL welcomes the Strategic Compass

EUROMIL welcomes the adoption of the Strategic Compass for Security and Defence. The document will provide valuable guidance to the Member States in order to advance their military capabilities, enhance cooperation, fill in strategic gaps and move towards the creation of a European Defence Union. The threats that the world …

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 …

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 …

PFEARFU celebrates Ukrainian Women on International Woman’s Day

Our Greek member, PFEARFU, on International Woman’s Day celebrated the courage and determination of Ukrainian women soldiers that fight for their country. Women soldiers on the field are stating that “Russia’s aggression unite us even more and we are ready to fight for our country“. Their actions breaks every stereotype …

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 …

Denmark increases its defense budget and puts opt-out from European defense to vote

Denmark will vote on its opt-out from EU defense policy on June 1, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on a press conference on the 6. of March. Denmark won exemptions from some EU policy areas, including the euro currency and defense and security policy, in a 1992 referendum on …

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