No parental leave for Swiss military fathers
Switzerland

No parental leave for Swiss military fathers

While new fathers across Switzerland can look forward to benefit from the new paternal leave allowances the government is set to introduce, men completing their compulsory military service will have no such luck.

Sweden hands out first jail terms for draft evasion since return of conscription
Sweden

Sweden hands out first jail terms for draft evasion since return of conscription

Twice as many people to undergo military service tests in Sweden this year
Sweden

Twice as many people to undergo military service tests in Sweden this year

Why Germany is talking about compulsory national service again
Germany

Why Germany is talking about compulsory national service again

Sweden’s Armed Forces had a shortage of new troops in 2017
Sweden

Sweden’s Armed Forces had a shortage of new troops in 2017

What you need to know about Swedish military service and dual citizenship
Sweden

What you need to know about Swedish military service and dual citizenship

Why Sweden is bringing back the draft
Sweden

Why Sweden is bringing back the draft

Thousands of teens to be called up for military service
Sweden

Thousands of teens to be called up for military service

Sweden advised to bring conscription back in 2018
Sweden

Sweden advised to bring conscription back in 2018

Sweden could bring back conscription in 2019
Sweden

Sweden could bring back conscription in 2019

Govt paper mulls bringing back army conscription
Germany

Govt paper mulls bringing back army conscription

333 Swiss declared ‘too dangerous’ for military service
Switzerland

333 Swiss declared ‘too dangerous’ for military service

Vegan recruit declared unfit for Swiss army
Switzerland

Vegan recruit declared unfit for Swiss army

Majority of Swedes back return to military service
Sweden

Majority of Swedes back return to military service

Sweden considers new tactic to enlist soldiers
Sweden

Sweden considers new tactic to enlist soldiers

Ex-generals: Bring back conscription
Germany

Ex-generals: Bring back conscription

More than 1,000 recruits deemed ‘too risky’
Switzerland

More than 1,000 recruits deemed ‘too risky’

Swedish military suffers ‘alarming’ drop-out rate
Sweden

Swedish military suffers ‘alarming’ drop-out rate

Majority of Swiss oppose ending conscription
Switzerland

Majority of Swiss oppose ending conscription

Euro countries with conscription a minority
Switzerland

Euro countries with conscription a minority

Without conscription ‘who will defend Swiss?’
Switzerland

Without conscription ‘who will defend Swiss?’

A third of volunteer military recruits drop out
Germany

A third of volunteer military recruits drop out

Hitler bomb plot ceremony marred by row
Germany

Hitler bomb plot ceremony marred by row

Bundeswehr begins new era as conscription ends
Germany

Bundeswehr begins new era as conscription ends

Military faces looming soldier shortage
Germany

Military faces looming soldier shortage

Army eyes school dropouts to fill ranks
Germany

Army eyes school dropouts to fill ranks

Last Bundeswehr conscripts report for duty
Germany

Last Bundeswehr conscripts report for duty

End to military conscription could overwhelm universities
Germany

End to military conscription could overwhelm universities

Military conscription to be suspended in July
Germany

Military conscription to be suspended in July

Conservatives approve end to conscription
Germany

Conservatives approve end to conscription

Military reforms could alienate soldiers, Bundeswehr commissioner warns
Germany

Military reforms could alienate soldiers, Bundeswehr commissioner warns

Guttenberg to slash military, end draft
Germany

Guttenberg to slash military, end draft

Guttenberg wants military reform by 2011
Germany

Guttenberg wants military reform by 2011

Defence Ministry plans troop reduction to 165,000 volunteers
Germany

Defence Ministry plans troop reduction to 165,000 volunteers

Majority of Germans want to end conscription
Germany

Majority of Germans want to end conscription

Germans undecided about military service
Germany

Germans undecided about military service

Westerwelle urges quick end to conscription
Germany

Westerwelle urges quick end to conscription

Military plans exclude conscripts
Germany

Military plans exclude conscripts

Guttenberg blasted by predecessor Jung
Germany

Guttenberg blasted by predecessor Jung

placeholder image
Germany

Half of German conscripts unfit for Bundeswehr

placeholder image
Sweden

Alliance politicians call for end to military service

placeholder image
Sweden

Fewer teens to be called into army

Conscripts protest in bid to join army
Sweden

Conscripts protest in bid to join army

placeholder image
Sweden

‘Scrap conscription’ say Swedes

Sweden makes moves to scrap conscription
Sweden

Sweden makes moves to scrap conscription

Gender-neutral military conscription proposed
Sweden

Gender-neutral military conscription proposed

‘End peacetime conscription’: government commission
Sweden

‘End peacetime conscription’: government commission

Most Swedes support mandatory military service: poll
Sweden

Most Swedes support mandatory military service: poll

‘Make conscription mandatory for women’: Social Democrats
Sweden

‘Make conscription mandatory for women’: Social Democrats

One-fifth of Swedish military conscripts ‘fear for their lives’
Sweden

One-fifth of Swedish military conscripts ‘fear for their lives’

Little interest in military service – warning
Sweden

Little interest in military service – warning

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish soldiers will be forced to serve abroad

placeholder image
Sweden

Swede jailed for desertion despite end of conscription

Swedish military turns to jobless to fill ranks
Sweden

Swedish military turns to jobless to fill ranks

Recruitment woes plague Swedish military
Sweden

Recruitment woes plague Swedish military

Parliament wants to retain military service
Switzerland

Parliament wants to retain military service