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Meeting of the Council of Personnel of Spanish Armed Forces

Abstract – On Friday 22 June 2018, the Council of Personnel of Spanish Armed Forces (COPERFAS) met with the aim of being the first contact between the new MoD Margarita Robles, the new Secretary of Personnel of MoD and the Military associations. The meeting was followed with a good ambient …

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25th Anniversary of ZV SR

The Festive Meeting of the 25th Anniversary of creating ZV SR (the Association of the Professional Soldiers and the Military Retirees of the Slovak Republic) was held on 22 May 2018 in Military Garrison Club of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in Trenčín. Almost one hundred members of …

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Demonstration of Spanish Military Personnel in Front of the Ministry of Defence

On 12 May 2018, four Spanish military associations, amongst which two EUROMIL members (ATME and AUME), organized a large demonstration in the centre of Madrid in front of the Ministry of Defence. The summary of the event can be read here. The supporting statement of EUROMIL is available here. For …

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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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New Agreement for Danish Defence

The Danish government has reached an agreement regarding the Danish Defence for the period 2018-2023. EUROMIL’s Danish members CS and HKKF commented on the deal: CS President: The new Defence Agreement is a positive read, however…. The long awaited Defence Agreement is (finally) published, and according to President of CS Jesper …

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