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On Duty in the Extreme Arctic

Danish CS’ members are drawn to the Arctic’s sense of community, the operative tasks, and the beautiful nature. However, as the ice melts and great power competition intensifies, one military analyst argue that CS’ Artic members must soon run even faster to keep up. The Arctic region is known as …

NSC: 55 Suicides, 55 People have Decided to Stop Fighting

Nuovo Sindacato Carabinieri (NSC, a Carabinieri Union) organised a meeting wanting to break the silence on the issue of suicide in the Armed and Police Forces. The Conference took place on November 27th in Viareggio at the Hotel Palace and, again, strongly supported by NSC, was moderated by Sara Lucaroni, …

PFEARFU: Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign for the Military Personnel

PFEARFU started a campaign against domestic violence for the military personnel. Gender-based violence in all its forms, and especially domestic violence, is characterized by a high crime rate, as most forms of domestic violence take place in a context of privacy. At the same time, the culture of tolerance of …

Europe – Developing Capabilities for a Credible Defence

On 24-25 November 2021 the 20th Congress on European Security and Defence, better known as the Berlin Security Conference (BSC), has been organised. After a digital conference in May 2021, the 20th Conference has been held in-person, however limited in numbers and with an adapted agenda and format. As in …

EUROMIL welcomes the EU’s Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

EUROMIL welcomes the first draft of the Strategic Compass for security and defence. The Compass is aiming at providing a common strategic vision and guidelines to the Member States to become more able and capable in anticipating threats as hybrid, cyber-attacks and climate change. According to the latest information, the …

Strengthening & Defending TU Rights for Public Sector: 2nd Regional Meeting Takes Place

The second regional meeting in EUROMIL’s joint project with EPSU and EuroCOP took place on 16 and 17 November 2021. The meeting focused on strengthening and defending trade union rights in the public sector in the context of Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. The two morning sessions followed …

EUROMIL Holds 124th Presidium Meeting

EUROMIL’s 124th Presidium meeting took place on 22 October 2021 in Athens, Greece hosted by member association, PFEARFU. The meeting was the first Presidium meeting to take place offline since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was opened by EUROMIL President, Emmanuel Jacob and included key-note speakers President …

Spanish Military Call for ‘Dignified Remunerations’ in Madrid

Updated 18 October 2021 As scheduled, the demonstration of Spanish military, called by the three main professional associations, was held on 16 October under the moto: dignified remunerations. The march passed through the city center of Madrid to the Parliament building, where the representatives of AUME, ASFASPRO and ATME took …

Documentary Highlights Abuse Allegations in Irish Defence Forces

On 11 September 2021, RTE Radio One – Ireland’s national broadcaster – released a documentary entitled ‘Women of Honour.’ The documentary, from journalist Katie Hannon, outlined allegations of decades long sexual abuse and harrassment against current and ex serving female members of the Irish Defence Forces. The women speaking on …

‘Strengthening & Defending Trade Union Rights in the Public Sector’ – First regional meeting in EPSU, EUROMIL & EuroCOP joint project

The first regional meeting of the EPSU, EUROMIL and EuroCOP project on strengthening and defending trade union rights in the public sector took place on 14 and 15 September 2021. The meeting assessed the current state of play, in particular regarding the transposition of the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions …

UK: COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact On Veterans

King’s College London conducted a study on “UK veterans’ mental health and well-being before and during the COVID-19 pandemic”, which was published by BMJ. The study aims to understand the impact that the pandemic had on the veterans’ mental health, alcohol use and loneliness. To begin with, despite the uncertainty …

News From Greece

Mandatory Vaccinations PFEARFU, expresses its concern about the decision of the Military Leadership to call the military personnel of the Armed Forces to decide on the implementation of provisions of the Legislation, regarding the obligation of vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic and their possible involvement. Specifically the personnel of the …

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