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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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Military and Civil Nurses: Synergies for a Dual Systemic Use of the Profession

On 6 December 2019, the Italian military association ASSODIPRO, in collaboration with the National Federation of Professional Nursing Orders (FNOPI), organised a conference in Perugia on “Military and Civil Nurses: Synergies for a Dual Systemic Use of the Profession”. The aim of the conference, which was chaired by Chief Marshal …

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The Brain Drain in the Belgian Military

Abstract – The Belgian armed forces annually face a loss of both male and female military personnel. Many issues, such as the archaic legacy system and the choice to start a family in the current military situation, play a major role in military-career choices.  The Belgian armed forces today are losing talent. …

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PFEARFU Organised An Informative Tour in Northern Greece

Abstract – Between 27-29 November 2019, the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Armed Forces Unions (PFEARFU) organised an informative tour in Northern Greece. The Greek delegation organised a panel discussion in co-operation with the local military associations of Thessaloniki and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The subjects discussed were: the salaries, pensions, rank progress of …

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PFEARFU Organised An Informative Tour in Lesvos Island

Abstract – Between 12-15 November 2019, the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Armed Forces Unions (PFEARFU) organised an informative tour in Lesvos island. The Greek delegation met with local political and military leadership. They organised a panel discussion and a workshop in co-operation with the local military association to discuss about the problems …

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