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Spanish MoD Gives Up Its Soldiers – A War Veteran Is Living On The Street

Abstract – The Spanish soldier Andrés Merino suffers from several injuries from an accident which happened while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Later, when he was posted in “La Legión” in Almería in 2013, he was involved in another accident which unfortunately resulted in his inability to work. The Ministry …

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Recalling Problems of Military Personnel With Temporary Contracts

Abstract – On the occasion of the Spanish National Day celebrated on 12 October 2016, ATME highlights the problems of military personnel with temporary contracts. The regulations which enable the Spanish armed forces to recruit military personnel on short term contracts were initially designed to contribute to the professionalisation of …

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Solution of the Problem to Outsource Cleaning Services in Spanish Army

Abstract – The Spanish Council of Ministers authorized several exceptions in the implementation of the Order HAP / 1169/2016 of 14 July 2016.  The latter had resulted in the termination of outsourced cleaning services in the facilities of the Spanish army. One of the exceptions made by the Council of …

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Contingency Plan After Termination of Outsourced Cleaning Service in the Spanish Army

Abstract – The approval of the Order HAP / 1169/2016 of 14 July 2016 resulted in a situation, where the Spanish army is legally unable to hire outsourced cleaning services for its facilities. Awaiting a Council of Ministers decision to end this dilemma, the Directorate Quartering adopted general guidelines allowing the …

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Discussion On Working Time In Spain

Abstract – The publication of the Order DEF/1363/2016 of 28 July 2016, concerning the working time and the work schedule in duty stations of members of the armed forces has revived the controversy about working time in Spain. The Order leaves the decision about the working schedules, rest periods and …

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ATME Launches New Website

Abstract – One of EUROMIL’s Spanish member associations, ATME, has recently relaunched its website. The new design aims at facilitating the communication of news and actions amongst members, supporters and anyone interested, says ATME President Juan Carlos. You are invited to take a look at https://www.atme.es/ The original text is …

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Father or Soldier?

Abstract – Being a father with a six-year old daughter or being an infantry private, this is the dilemma Marcos García Rodríguez has been facing since a new regulation was introduced a year ago. The Order DEF/253/201 regulates holiday arrangements, permits, and reduction of working hours in the armed forces …

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ATME Digital

Abstract – ATME has a new digital magazine, offering another point of view: Experiences from members, aims of the association, interviews and more. The original text is available hereunder. For further information please contact ATME. ATME Digital El objetivo de esta revista digital no es otro que acercaros de la …

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Interview with Juan Carlos Tamame, President of ATME

Let’s first talk about yourself in reference to your professional career. I enlisted in the Spanish armed forces on 1 March 1982, more precisely in the Anti-Tank Infantry Regiment “Toledo” number 35 in Zamora, which is also my hometown. After having held various positions in distinct units in the armed …

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