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AFMP and MARVER: Challenges in Accessing Information Under GDPR for special groups of Defence Employees

GDPR friend or foe? Challenges exist in accessing and processing information under the GDPR (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation)) for Dutch MOD personnel and union members. In the Netherlands the GDPR is known as the AVG (Dutch: Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming). The Dutch Government handles (y)our personal data with …

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CS: A day of memories

September the Fifth, is the day when Denmark remembers the many Danes who have been deployed in international service since 1948. It is the day when we pay tribute to the many employees from the military, police, and the Emergency management agency, who have made efforts in the world’s conflict …

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CS: There is still room for improvement in the way PTSD cases are treated

CS Chairman Jesper Korsgaard Hansen: There is still room for improvement in the way PTSD cases are treated For many years, Denmark has sent soldiers on international missions. Not all made it home alive, and not all of those who came home escaped physical or psychological harm from their deployment. …

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Heavy Floodings in Greece – contribution of the Armed Forces

Heavy rainfall resulted in flooding in Greece, leading to severe destruction in central Greece and tragically claiming human lives. The Armed Forces are actively involved in both rescuing civilians and undertaking the task of repairing damaged roads and bridges to rehabilitate the affected regions. In response to the crisis, PFEARFU …

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EUROMIL: Where communication and solidarity coincide to improve the rights of members of armed forces across Europe

Long before I became a Board member of EUROMIL I was a strong advocate for the organisation, as I believed that it had the capacity to inexorably and positively alter the rights and entitlements of members of armed forces across Europe. Now, while recognising certain limitations of the organisation mostly …

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Tackling Recruitment and Retention in European Armed Forces: Exploring Military Personnel Resignations in Greece

High Resignations in the Greek Armed Forces: A Complex Challenge In Greece, the issue of high resignation rates in the armed forces has taken center stage, drawing attention to the underlying reasons and potential solutions. This phenomenon, reaching double-digit percentages, has raised concerns about its impact on the armed forces. …

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RACO Survey of Voluntarily Retired Officers

RACO conducted a survey on the topic of voluntarily retired officers 2020-2022. During the past years the world has faced multiple threats and challenges as a global pandemic, emergency evacuations from Afghanistan and Sudan, the return of the war in Europe, however, the Defence Forces remain neglected. The Irish Commission …

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Conference – Portugal and its Armed Forces: What is the Role of the Armed Forces in Portuguese Society?

Promoted by the Professional Military Associations (the ANS – National Sergeants’ Association, the AOFA – Armed Forces Officers’ Association and the AP – Enlisted Association), a conference was held on the theme “Portugal and its Armed Forces – What role does the Armed Forces play in Portuguese Society?“, at the …

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Members News – Italian Session: ASSODIPRO as unifying force among Italian trade unions

Recently, the EUROMIL’s General Assembly took place in Rome, featuring a dedicated session focused on Italy. Numerous representatives and managers from trade unions authorized by the Ministry of Defense attended the event. A prevailing concern among all participants was the inadequacy of the law on representation No. 46/2022. While everyone …

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Italian Military Unions meet the Minister of Defence

On Monday 8 May, the Minister of Defence met with the Military Professional Unions (APCSM). The meeting was attended by Secretary-General Massimiliano Zetti, assisted by the Assistant Secretary-General Roberto Di Stefano from Nuovo Sindacato Carabinieri (NSC). Secretary General Massimiliano Zetti reported that Minister Crosetto agreed on the need to move …

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