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‘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 …

News From Germany: Climate Crisis, Afghanistan, Veteran Care & More

Evacuees from Kabul sit inside a military aircraft in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on August 17, before reaching their final destination in Germany/Marc Tessensohn/Bundeswehr/Getty Images Bundeswehr administrative assistance in the flood disaster areas in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia Following the devastating floods in the west and south-west of Germany on 15 July …

Greek Military: Ready, Willing and Able…?

PFEARFU sent a letter to the political leadership of the Ministry of Defence and to Members of the National Parliament concerning the fact that the Armed Forces (AF) are continuously used for services that do not fall under their authority and obligations; more precisely, on 19 August, the Minister of …

Soldiers Who Fought In Afghanistan Are Now Experiencing Mental Health Issues!

Since the withdrawal of the U.S and NATO forces from Afghanistan the situation is deteriorating; the Taliban are spreading fear in the country, the security of the Afghan people and especially the rights of women and girls are threatened, and the recent ISIS attacks prove the resurgence of terrorism. But, …

Climate Emergency: Montenegro Air Force Keep Citizens & Landscapes Safe

Article in original language (Montenegrin) below. Montenegrin Army Air Force helicopters spent over 130 hours in the fight against fires in Montenegro, dropping tens of tons of water. Three Bell 412 helicopters extinguished flames from the North to the South of the country, thus saving the lives and households of …

Transposition of the Whistleblower Protection Directive: Experiences from Greece

Whistleblowers play a democratic role in our society by reporting or disclosing information on a threat or harm to the public interest in the context of their work-based relationship, whether in the public or private sector. Protecting them is a matter of fundamental rights because it is based on freedom …

Climate Emergency: Bulgarian Armed Forces Response

The Bulgarian Armed Forces perform tasks related to the maintenance of readiness and preparedness and performing humanitarian assistance and rescue activities. Based on these tasks, military personnel of the Bulgarian Land Forces and Air Forces provide support in extinguishing the wildfires which have recently occurred in difficult-to-reach areas in the …

We Have a Problem – But We Can Be Part of the Solution!

Photo: DBwV In recent weeks, several European countries and regions have been wrecked by apocalyptic floods and forest fires. Once again, we are painfully confronted with the destructive effects of climate change. There is no longer any doubt that these situations will occur more and more often. In 2019, the …

Climate Emergency: Climate Challenges and the Danish Defense

The Danish emergency preparedness is built around the Danish Emergency Management Agency, the Home Guard, the police and the military. (The Home Guard and the Danish Emergency Management Agency belong to the Ministry of Defence’s area of ​​responsibility). For instance, soldiers from local barracks have helped in floods by supplying …

Climate Emergency: Deployment of Belgian Military During Flooding

During the night of 14  July, the water level of the River Meuse in the southern part of Belgium and its tributaries rose rapidly. Many inhabitants spoke of a tsunami. Residents of a dozen or so municipalities were taken by surprise and fled in a hurry. Others were stuck in …

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