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Defending Essential Workers’ Trade Union Rights: Final Conference

On Thursday 22 September 2022, EUROMIL, EPSU and EuroCOP held the final conference as part of the project on Strengthening and Defending Trade Union Rights in the Public Sector in Skopje, North Macedonia. The conference was the final event of a two-year, European Commission-funded project that has been investigating the …

PFEARFU – ANS: Bilateral Members Meeting

On 20 September, the President, Athanasios Sarris, and the Treasurer, Stergios Orkas, of  PFEARFU’s Military Union of Thessaloniki met with the President of PFEARFU, Dimitrios Rotas, and the member of EUROMIL Board, Mr Georgios Zgardanas, and with the colleagues from Portugal and specifically from the ANS (Associação Nacional de Sargentos …

The President of EUROMIL meets the Minister of Defence of North Macedonia

The Minister of Defence of North Macedonia, Ms. Slavjanka Petrovska met with the President of EUROMIL, Mr Emmanuel Jacob, where they discussed a key issue in defence – the improvement of the standard and working conditions of the members of the Armed Forces. The Minister of Defence Ms. Slavjanka Petrovska …

13 September 1972-2022: EUROMIL celebrates its 50 year anniversary

On 13 September 1972, EUROMIL was founded in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, by professional military associations from Belgium, Denmark,  Italy, the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany. 50 years later, current and former members of EUROMIL gathered in Bergisch Gladbach to celebrate the 50 years anniversary. Almost 100 people participated …

News from our German Association, DBwV

*Credits: EFP: Foto: NATO EFP Lithuania 1. Status quo: Bw alliance commitments within the framework of NATO on the eastern flank Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Since August 2017, Bundeswehr soldiers have been deployed as part of the multinational NATO Battlegroup in Lithuania. The primary operation is of the German soldiers …

CS: “Ready from the get-go”

*Picture: Command Sergeant Major Torben Kristensen (far right) training in Estonia as part of the NATO mission, enhanced Forward Presence Danish Command Sergeant Major Torben Kristensen recently completed five months of deployment to Estonia as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence. He reflects on the war in Ukraine as a …

PFEARFU: Paternity leave of 14-days to the Members of the Armed Forces

PFEARFU, welcomes the issuance of orders by the General Staffs of the Army, Navy and Air Force, following the relevant decisions of our political leadership, which formally finalize the granting of 14-day paternity leave to the military personnel. It should be pointed out that the harmonization of the legislation with …

PFEARFU: the Right of “Combat Five Years” is Extended to all Military Personnel

After many initiatives and actions by the Federations of Police, Coast Guard, Fire brigade and PFEARFU, new regulations in the current insurance legislative framework were announced by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Mr. Kostis HATZIDAKIS. In particular, our Federations congratulate those who contributed to the adoption by the …

50 years of EUROMIL – Interview with the President Emmanuel Jacob and Vice-President Jörg Greiffendorf

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by DBwV in German. You can read it here. “We also need a turning point at European level” “In 1972 the day had come: all the soldiers of Europe should speak with one voice. EUROMIL is established. …

My memories of EUROMIL

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Bernhard Gertz in German. You can read it here. The honorary chairman of the DBwV, Col (Ret) Bernhard Gertz, was vice-President for 18 years and also the acting President of EUROMIL for a few months. Today, …

EUROMIL participation at LMP Board Meeting

On 20 August 2022, our member association the Professional Military League (LMP) held its Board Meeting in Constanța, Romania. The President of EUROMIL, Mr. Emmanuel Jacob and the Board Member, Mr. George Zgardanas were invited to participate at the meeting. The discussion with our Romanian colleagues focused on exchanging best …

“Threat Multiplier” and Innovation Engine – EUROMIL reacts to the challenges posed by climate change

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Michael Rudloff in German. You can read it here. In the new Strategic Concept adopted at the NATO summit in Madrid on June 29, 2022, the defense alliance recognizes climate change as a “decisive challenge of our …

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