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Retrospective Compensation Confirmed by Court for Overnight Hours for Greek Armed Forces

In May 2017, the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, issued a Law [Article 127 4472/2017] concerning military salaries, including the overnight working hours compensation of the armed forces personnel. The aforementioned compensation was never given and therefore, in 2019 the Board of PFEARFU decided to undertake court action. The first positive …

DBwV Holds 21st General Assembly

The German Armed Forces Association held its quadrennial general meeting in Berlin from 13 December to 16 December 2021. The three-day event was divided into a first day, during which formalities for the further course of the event were clarified in a first and second plenary debate. Of particular note …

Looking Back on the Recent Past!

Looking back on 2021, it cannot be denied that the pandemic, just like it did in 2020, took a lot out of all of us. COVID-19 has demanded a lot from society in general, but over the past period the pandemic has, in addition to the numerous health workers in …

AUME Leaves the Plenary of the COPERFAS

The representatives of AUME at the plenary meeting of the Armed Forces Personnel Committee, held on 16 December 2021 at the Ministry of Defense, have left the meeting claiming the lack of dialogue on behalf of the current Minister regarding the main issues and conditions of the Military profession in …

Priorities of the French Presidency of the EU Council

On 1 January 2022, France takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by France in the first half of 2022. The Presidency’s priorities circulate around three main themes: Europe’s sovereignty Climate, Social and Digital transition Europe …

News From Germany

DBwV at 20th Berlin Security Conference The German Armed Forces Association successfully participated in the 20th Berlin Security Conference from 24 to 25 November 2021. Alongside the Munich Security Conference, this industry event is one of the most important forums for the exchange of information on current security and defence …

On Duty in the Extreme Arctic

Danish CS’ members are drawn to the Arctic’s sense of community, the operative tasks, and the beautiful nature. However, as the ice melts and great power competition intensifies, one military analyst argue that CS’ Artic members must soon run even faster to keep up. The Arctic region is known as …

NSC: 55 Suicides, 55 People have Decided to Stop Fighting

Nuovo Sindacato Carabinieri (NSC, a Carabinieri Union) organised a meeting wanting to break the silence on the issue of suicide in the Armed and Police Forces. The Conference took place on November 27th in Viareggio at the Hotel Palace and, again, strongly supported by NSC, was moderated by Sara Lucaroni, …

PFEARFU: Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign for the Military Personnel

PFEARFU started a campaign against domestic violence for the military personnel. Gender-based violence in all its forms, and especially domestic violence, is characterized by a high crime rate, as most forms of domestic violence take place in a context of privacy. At the same time, the culture of tolerance of …

Europe – Developing Capabilities for a Credible Defence

On 24-25 November 2021 the 20th Congress on European Security and Defence, better known as the Berlin Security Conference (BSC), has been organised. After a digital conference in May 2021, the 20th Conference has been held in-person, however limited in numbers and with an adapted agenda and format. As in …

EUROMIL welcomes the EU’s Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

EUROMIL welcomes the first draft of the Strategic Compass for security and defence. The Compass is aiming at providing a common strategic vision and guidelines to the Member States to become more able and capable in anticipating threats as hybrid, cyber-attacks and climate change. According to the latest information, the …

Strengthening & Defending TU Rights for Public Sector: 2nd Regional Meeting Takes Place

The second regional meeting in EUROMIL’s joint project with EPSU and EuroCOP took place on 16 and 17 November 2021. The meeting focused on strengthening and defending trade union rights in the public sector in the context of Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. The two morning sessions followed …

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