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PFEARFU Reaction on Involvement of Greek Armed Forces in Controlling Cases of COVID-19 at Ports and Airports

PFEARFU expresses the strong dissatisfaction of our colleagues, regarding the announcement of 28 June 2020, through the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Mr. Hardalias regarding the involvement of the Armed Forces in controlling cases of COVID-19, in ports and airports. We are unable to believe what was initially conveyed to …

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Armed Forces Personnel at the Frontline!

One of the essential elements of the training of soldiers is the preparation to be sent to a crisis area or, in the most extreme case of war, to the frontline. As you may have already understood, I do not want to talk about this kind of frontline today. Since …

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PFEARFU Visit to Evros

Abstract – PFEARFU held an official visit to the region of Evros in order to honor our colleagues who deal with the immigration flows at the borders between our country and Turkey. Our delegation also held meetings with the military leadership and our President announced the board decision, to offer …

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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, …

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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 …

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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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Military Erasmus: An Enabler for further Defence Cooperation

On 18 February 2020, the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), together with Kangaroo Group, co-hosted a lunch debate on “Military Erasmus: an Enabler for further Defence Cooperation” at the European Parliament in Brussels. While enhancing the interoperability of the armed forces of EU Member States is …

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The Fifth PFEARFU General Council

Abstract – On 1 February 2020, PFEARFU held its General Council (GC) and Board Meeting in the city hall of Athens. Chairmen and secretary generals from the regional military trade unions, attended the event in a climate of consensus with speeches and interventions. They presented their views on the progress …

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More of the same in 2020?

At the end of the year, it is a tradition to look back at the past as well as to look forward to the future and make some good intentions known towards the coming year. I do not intend to do so in detail, but I would just like to …

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