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The Brain Drain in the Belgian Military

Abstract – The Belgian armed forces annually face a loss of both male and female military personnel. Many issues, such as the archaic legacy system and the choice to start a family in the current military situation, play a major role in military-career choices.  The Belgian armed forces today are losing talent. …

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PFEARFU held the First Official Meeting with the Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality

Abstract – On 4 December 2019, the newly established gender equality secretariat of PFEARFU held the first official meeting with the head of the Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality and Vice-President of EPP Women, Ms Maria Syrengela. The Greek delegation discussed the proposal to institute one special day of leave per …

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PFEARFU Organised An Informative Tour in Northern Greece

Abstract – Between 27-29 November 2019, the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Armed Forces Unions (PFEARFU) organised an informative tour in Northern Greece. The Greek delegation organised a panel discussion in co-operation with the local military associations of Thessaloniki and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The subjects discussed were: the salaries, pensions, rank progress of …

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PFEARFU Organised An Informative Tour in Lesvos Island

Abstract – Between 12-15 November 2019, the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Armed Forces Unions (PFEARFU) organised an informative tour in Lesvos island. The Greek delegation met with local political and military leadership. They organised a panel discussion and a workshop in co-operation with the local military association to discuss about the problems …

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AUME Requests the Suspension of Physical Testing in the Spanish Armed Forces

Abstract –  On 3 November 2019, the Spanish military association AUME requested the Minister of Defence to temporarily suspend collective physical unit tests conducted in almost all armed forces units, after a soldier died last Thursday, 31 October 2019 as a result of that test. It is the second known …

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ATME and Ciudadanos Discuss Working Conditions

Abstract – On 1 October 2019, a delegation of ATME met with Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez, MP, to discuss the situation of soldiers who have to leave the armed forces at the age of 45. Mr. Gutiérrez Vivas is a member of the Defence Committee of the Spanish Parliament and a …

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The President of the Autonomous City of Melilla Welcomes ATME’s Proposals for the Reintegration of Soldiers into Civilian Life

Abstract – In September 2019, a delegation of ATME met with the President of the autonomous City of Melilla to resume talks on measures to the reintegration of soldiers into civilian life. The proposals of the organisation were welcomed by the authorities. These proposals include a dedicated percentage of vacancies in …

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PFEARFU Met Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence

Abstract – On Friday, 11 October 2019, PFEARFU held the second formal meeting with the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Alkiviadis Stefanis. During the meeting the main issues discussed, were the Deputy Minister’s proposal for a new Corps of Non Commissioned Officers, the working time directive, allowances, employee insurance contributions, …

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PFEARFU met with Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence

Abstract – On Monday, 26 August 2019 PFEARFU held a formal meeting with the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Mr. Alkiviadis Stefanis. During the meeting the main issue discussed, was the Deputy Minister’s proposal for a new Corps of Non Commissioned Officers. He stressed that there would be a comprehensive social dialogue on …

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HKKF to the New Danish Minister for Defence: We are Ready to Cooperate to Achieve the Grand Visions

On 27 June 2019, Trine Bramsen took office as Denmark’s new Minister for Defence, and on 17 August 2019, she presented her visions for the Danish Defence in a feature article. In the article, she states that she wants to focus on the employees of the Danish Defence, implementation of …

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