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Climate Emergency: Climate Challenges and the Danish Defense

The Danish emergency preparedness is built around the Danish Emergency Management Agency, the Home Guard, the police and the military. (The Home Guard and the Danish Emergency Management Agency belong to the Ministry of Defence’s area of ​​responsibility). For instance, soldiers from local barracks have helped in floods by supplying …

Climate Emergency: Deployment of Belgian Military During Flooding

During the night of 14  July, the water level of the River Meuse in the southern part of Belgium and its tributaries rose rapidly. Many inhabitants spoke of a tsunami. Residents of a dozen or so municipalities were taken by surprise and fled in a hurry. Others were stuck in …

‘Stati Generali’ of Military Trade Unions: Equal Rights for All Italians

On 13 and 14 July 2021, 18 Italian military associations joined in Rome for the first ever high-level meeting of Military Trade Unions, organised by EUROMIL’s member association ASSODIPRO. In his speech, Emmanuel Jacob, the President of EUROMIL, underlined the importance of implementing trade union rights in the Italian armed …

Portuguese Professional Military Associations Remember 1974 Revolution

Each year, on 25 April, the Portuguese Professional Military Associations commemorate the revolution from 25 April 1974. It was the military hand in hand with the people of Portugal that ended the decades long dictatorship. Como é tradição, as Associações Profissionais de Militares (APM), desfilaram na Avenida da Liberdade por …

The Consequences of Inadequate Cyber Defence

Stock Photo: Simon Elbeck / Forsvarsgalleriet EUROMIL’s Danish member association, HKKF, published an article on the consequences of states having inadequate cyber defence structures in place. The article highlights the risks to national security as essential infrastructures within states are vulnerable to well executed cyber attacks where there is no …

EuroISME Student Prize Open for Submissions

The International Society for Military Ethics (EuroISME) have opened up submissions for the 2022 edition of the student competition for the best European thesis on military ethics. EuroISME is a forum for the analysis, development and sharing of best practice in the areas of professional military ethics, across and beyond …

News From Germany

Cornerstones for the Bundeswehr of the Future The document “Cornerstones for the Bundeswehr of the Future”, presented in Berlin on Tuesday, May 18, by Federal Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in the presence of Inspector General Eberhard Zorn and the inspectors of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Armed Forces Base …

News From Greece

Justice for Healthcare Staff PFEARFU welcomes the response of the Ministries of Finance, National Defense and Health to the Federation’s relevant proposals for the inclusion of the staff of the Military Hospitals of the Army Share Fund Nursing Institution (NIMITZ) and the 251 General Aviation Hospital in the beneficiaries’ category, …

Climate Change and Military Activities

Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS) published on 16 June the article “The military’s contribution to climate change” with the aim of analysing how military activities contribute to Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To begin with, energy use at military bases and fuel use from the operation of military equipment, such as …

News From Denmark

Photo: Chairman of the Central Association of Permanent Defence Personnel (CS), Denmark, Jesper K. Hansen (right) with a union representative during an demonstration in connection with the collective agreements negotiations in 2018.  Uniforms During a demonstration against Corona-related restrictions in two of Denmark’s largest cities; Copenhagen and Aalborg, some of …

ZZWP Celebrates Fourtieth Anniversary

In 2021 the Association of the Polish Armed Forces Soldiers celebrates its 40th anniversary. The idea to establish an association that would protect social interests of regular soldiers discharged from active service originated much earlier – for the first time in the period of significant reductions in the number of …

Priorities Of The Slovenian EU Council Presidency

On 1 July 2021, Slovenia takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the 2nd time. The Presidency rotates every 6 months and will be held by Slovenia in the second half of 2021. To ensure coherency, three Presidencies are grouped together – Slovenia shares the …

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