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The Subcommittee of Defence Finishes the Illusions of the Military Men

Abstract – “PP, PSOE, PNV and UPN” join not to give solution to the scale of Troop and Seamanship”, assures Juan Carlos Tamame, president of the Association of Troop and Spanish Seamanship “ATME”. In this report there is detailed that it is accepted to integrate the laws of Troop neither, …

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PFEARFU Conference on Trade Unionism in the Armed Forces

Abstract – On Friday, September 21, 2018, at 16:30, the first official informative conference of the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Armed Forces Unions (PFEARFU) , after the establishment of our headquarters at the Ministry of National Defense, was held in Athens, on the topic “Trade Unionism in the Armed Forces – Present …

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The Lack of Correlation Between Tasks and Resources in the Danish Military

In Denmark, the employees of the military pay the price when the politicians want to compensate for not spending enough money in the defense budget. One of the big topics of discussion in Denmark during the summer has been whether Denmark should increase the defense-budget to the promised two percent …

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AUME Requested Removal of Chief Executive of Personnel

Abstract – AUME requested, last 7th of September, to the chief executive of personnel in the Armed Forces, to be removed of his responsibilities after blocking the different proposals made by the main professional Associations members of the COPERFAS (Council of personnel of the Armed Forces) for being accepted as …

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A New Plan of Action for the Modernisation of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The minister of defence presented her plan of action for the modernisation of the German Armed Forces, which grants more money for new material and personnel. According to the plan the main problems, which should be tackled are the modernisation of existing structures and the definition of new …

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Discussion About Reinstatement of General Conscription or Official Duty in Germany

Abstract – Since July 2011 the general conscription in Germany is suspended. During the summertime the discussion came up weather to reinstate the general conscription or introduce an official duty for all young citizens. The mandatory duty is supposed to increase the social responsibility of the youth. There are severe judicial …

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DBwV Moves into New Office

Abstract – On Wednesday the 12th September the DBwV celebrated their move-in into the new office on Stresemannstraße 57. Several high-ranked guests joined the celebration, including the minister of defence Ursula von der Leyen and the Generalinspektor of the German Armed Forces Eberhard Zorn. The representatives of EUROMIL already had …

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Soldiers of Tomorrow

What is important for the young men and women we want to bring into the military today and tomorrow? And what counts for them so that they want to stay for a sufficiently long time? How should defence organizations respond to their expectations and aspirations? The young men and women …

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What’s happening in Lithuania?

Abstract – The President of AFMP, Anne-Marie Snels, was on a working visit in Lithuania, where she visited deployed Dutch military personnel. In her column, she writes about what she saw and heard in Lithuania and suggests concrete solutions for the existing problems: While the weather conditions in Lithuania are …

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Denmark: Soldiers on the Front Line in the Fight for Public Sector Collective Agreements

On 4 June, public sector employees in Denmark got new collective agreements. A large majority of trade union members voted in favour of the agreements, which came about after historically long negotiations that put the negotiating parties on the verge of a major labour dispute. Danish soldiers played an active …

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