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COVID-19 and the Armed Forces: the Right to Health in the Military

On 20 May 2020, EUROMIL held an internal online discussion on “Covid-19 and the Armed Forces: the Right to Health in the Military”. This internal discussion between the umbrella organisation and its member associations addressed the right to health of members of the armed forces in relation to the COVID-19 …

EUROMIL Participated in the 2020 Transatlantic Security Jam

The “2020 Transatlantic Security Jam: securing the Post-COVID Future” took place online from 12 to 14 May 2020. Experts from all over the world participated in this three-day written virtual brainstorm on international security challenges hosted by IBM and coordinated by The Partnership for Peace Consortium in collaboration with Friends …

Berlin Security Conference 2020

This year the Berlin Security Conference will be held on 24 and 25 November 2020 under the title “Europe – a cohesive bond for strong power”. The Conference is organised by the Behörden Spiegel, Germany’s leading independent civil service newspaper. For further photos and information please see  Brochure.

EUROMIL Adopts a Position Paper on the Right to Strike

EUROMIL Presidium Members adopted a position paper on the right to strike in April 2020. Recently, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) took a clear position on the right to strike for members of the armed forces in its decisions on the cases of EUROMIL v. Ireland (112/2014) and …

Coalition to Make Whistleblowing Safe During COVID-19 and Beyond

On 6 April 2020, EUROMIL, together with a coalition of NGOs and trade unions, including ETUC, EPSU and Eurocadres, issued a joint statement calling on all public authorities and corporate institutions to protect those citizens and workers who expose harms, abuses and serious wrongdoing during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. …

PESCO: Quo Vadis?

Once again PESCO? Yes, it is not the first article EUROMIL dedicates to PESCO and it will certainly not be the last one. However, let me point out  from the start that this time we will not focus on the missing link between PESCO and the human/social factor, even if …

COVID-19: the day after!

Perhaps it sounds a bit strange to write an article on “the day after” at a time when we have no idea on when and surely not how the COVID-19 crisis will end. However, one should start thinking at the post Corona era and not be too optimistic or pessimistic, …

The impact of socio-demographic features on anxiety and depression amongst navy veterans after retirement: a cross-sectional study

Retirement from work may trigger various changes in everyday life that affect mental health. The current cross-sectional study, conducted with 231 veterans, examines the relationship between socio-demographic features and both anxiety and depression in navy veterans after retirement. Spielberg’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was used for anxiety assessment, and the …

Gender Pay Gap: End the Secrecy!

On 25 February 2020 the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) organised a gathering in front of the European Commission and the Council to highlight their demand to “end the secrecy” over pay. ETUC’s Deputy General Secretary Esther Lynch said: “The principle of equal pay for equal work has been enshrined …

Helping those who served to help others

On 19 February 2020, EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob visited the Organisation of National Ex-Service personnel (ONE) in Dublin (Ireland). Although ONE is not an unknown organisation for EUROMIL, it never had the occasion to take a closer look at their work in favour of Irish ex-service personnel and, especially, homeless …

PFEARFU participated in the Committee of Social Affairs in the Greek Parliament

On Thursday 20 February 2020, PFEARFU officially participated in the Committee of Social Affairs in the Greek Parliament in order to discuss and submit proposals on the new draft law of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Their main proposals were: The military personnel should not demobilised before the required 40 years of …

PFEARFU held a formal meeting with the Greek Minister of Digital Governance

On 14 February  2020, PFEARFU held a formal meeting with the Minister of Digital Governance Mr. Kyriakos Pierrakakis. During the meeting, the PFEARFU delegation discussed and proposed ways to resolve old bureaucratic obstacles, concerning medical care and reimbursement of travel expenses for military personnel. The Minister finally proposed to co-organise, together …

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