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Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research

On 6 March 2018, EUROMIL organised a debate on “Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research” in the European Parliament with the kind support of the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Ivo Belet and Clare Moody. Opening the debate, Clare Moody (MEP, UK, S&D) emphasized that governments have a duty …

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EUROMIL Statement on the Two Greek Soldiers Arrested by Turkey

Earlier this month, two Greek soldiers have been arrested by Turkish authorities after having crossed the Greek-Turkish border during a night-patrol in bad weather conditions. While the patrol team claims they have been tracing footsteps which might have belonged to illegal migrants, the Turkish authorities refuse to release them to …

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Congress of Spanish Soldiers in Madrid

On 24th February, a Congress of Spanish Soldiers, organized by professional associations of AUME and ATME, was held in Madrid. Exercising the right of assembly recognized in the Spanish Constitution to all citizens, it has been a democratic event open to all soldiers regardless of their status of members of …

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German Bundestag – Forming a Grand Coalition

Abstract – The coalition agreement negotiated between the CDU and the SPD is a few weeks old. If the members of the SPD agree, it will be the program of the new federal government and the federal government can be elected. After the publication of the draft coalition agreement you …

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Munich Security Conference – Participation of the DBwV

Abstract – The world was a guest at the Munich Security Conference and the DBwV was there. The caretaker government was represented by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière and Development Minister Gerd Müller. The DBwV has been present there for many …

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Leadership of the EUROMIL Delegation of the DBwV

Abstract – In the future, the EUROMIL delegation of the DBwV will be led by Deputy Federal Chairman Captain Andreas Steinmetz. He will participate in the EUROMIL Presidium Meetings. As a member of the EUROMIL Presidium he represents the positions of the DBwV at the EUROMIL Presidium Meetings. The original …

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Interview with Rudolf Schmelzer

Abstract – Deputy Chairman West, Rudolf Schmelzer, is a longtime member of the EUROMIL delegation of the DBwV. In the last weeks, he has arranged appointments with Members of the European Parliament. He exchanged views with inter alia Birgit Collin-Langen, Sabine Verheyen and Elmar Brok (all CDU) as well as …

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Deployment-related Mental Health Support for the Belgian Military

Abstract – Mental health is just as important for serviceman and women as military readiness and physical fitness. The current mental health approach of the Belgian armed forces is suboptimal and needs to be improved. The in-theatre and the post-deployment care need profound adjustments. Among other things, the assistance for disorders …

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A Step in the Right Direction for the Implementation of the Working Time Directive

On 21 February 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union published a judgment (C-518/15) on the stand-by time of a worker who is obliged to respond to calls from the employer within a short time. The Court decided that this stand-by time must be regarded as working time. …

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Diversity and Inclusion in Security

On 18 February 2018, the President of EUROMIL opened the “Diversity and Inclusion in Security” event which was organised by the association Deutscher.Soldat and partly sponsored by the DBwV, in the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Munich. President Jacob explained that   EUROMIL continuously advocates human rights including equal …

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