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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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Protest March Against Dismissal Of Temporary Military Personnel In Spain

Abstract – Two Spanish ex-professional soldiers started a protest march on 11 November 2016 to demonstrate against their dismissal from the armed forces after reaching the age of 45. All temporary military personnel in Spain (about 45% of the total military force) are dismissed from service when they turn 45. …

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AUGC Demands Trade Union Rights for Guardia Civil in Spain

On 26 October 2016 the “Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles” (AUGC) held its 7th Congress in Madrid, Spain. EUROMIL’s President, Emmanuel Jacob, and a delegation of EUROMIL’s Spanish member association AUME participated in the event. The main topic discussed during the opening speeches was the demand for trade union rights …

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New Initiatives of AUME

Abstract – One of EUROMIL’s Spanish member organisations, AUME, published a press release to describe two initiatives it will bring forward in the days to come. First of all, on 26 October 2016, AUME will submit an official complaint to the Ombudsman. The complaint will raise the issue of military …

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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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For an Integrated Defence System in Europe

Abstract – After the French-British summit of Saint-Malo created new military structures of the European Union in December 1998, there were not many updates of European defence structures. At the summit, Mr. Jacques Chirac and Mr. Tony Blair marked the beginning of a policy of security and defence within the …

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Wind of Change

Abstract – Pepe and Paco, two comrades at the Air Force, talk about their current concerns regarding the military career. Their discussion takes place in the framework of the economic crisis that is currently ravaging Spain, particularly its younger generation. In this informal dialogue, Pepe, the optimist, and Paco, the …

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Euromil News

“Tide of Tricorns” in Madrid

On Saturday, 14 November 2015, over 10.000 Civil Guard* employees occupied the streets of Madrid to defend their fundamental rights and freedoms. It was the largest demonstration ever organised by the “Unified Association of Civil Guards” (AUGC). The demonstration had been prohibited by the government but was finally authorised by …

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