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News from Germany!

EUROMIL member association DBwV shares the latest news from Germany. Update on the Afghanistan Mandate On Thursday, 25 March 2021 the German Parliament adopted the German government’s motion of the extension of the foreign mission of the armed forces to Afghanistan with 432 votes in favour and 176 No votes. It …

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News from Greece!

EUROMIL Greek member association PFEARFU shares its latest updates below.  PFEARFU & the Greek Cyber Crime Division of the Hellenic Police reaffirm that security stems from knowledge On Saturday, April 10, 2021, PFEARFU and the Greek Cyber Crime Division of the Hellenic Police held an online event, with the latter …

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One Year On: Assessing the Leadership of the Slovakian Ministry of Defence

Abstract On 21 March 2021, exactly one year passed since the new leadership took office at the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic. Its representatives assess this period as a historical challenge not only in view of the pandemic, but also in term of transparency and openness of the …

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Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic in the European Armed Forces

Hardly anyone would have believed one year ago that today, in early 2021, we are still dealing with a virus that is difficult to control despite the continued global efforts to contain it. The virus and the accompanying pandemic have been regulating or disrupting our society and everyone’s individual life …

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News from Germany

Female soldiers in the German army Since the Tanja Kreil case in 2000 the Deutsche BundeswehrVerband highlights its ambitions regarding support and normalize the legislative achievement of women as professional soldiers in the German armed forces. Allowing for the always changing demand on professionalized German Army women contribute an outstanding …

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Vaccination Scandal in the Spanish Armed Forces: Outrage of AUME

It was revealed, in the end of January 2021, that some high-ranking officials from the Spanish armed forces misused COVID-19 vaccines foreseen for military personnel engaged in operation. The scandal, which was strongly criticized by EUROMIL Spanish member association AUME, led to the resignation of the Chief of Defence,  General …

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The Same Duties, The Same Risks?

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches one year since its initial outbreak, a glimmer of hope has appeared on the horizon: the rollout of vaccines across EU Member States, in December 2020, is a bright light at the end of what was an incredibly dark year. Giving her official approval before …

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Defence Spending in the Post COVID-19 Era by ACPM-CGPM

In most Europe countries the corner seems to have been taken: defence spending is increasing after a long period of savings. As a result, many European armed forces have finally been able to spend considerable amounts of money again on the purchase of new equipment and the development of new …

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2020 Annus Horribilis?

Traditionally, at the end of the year, we look back at the past 12 months and try to look ahead to what the new year might have in store for us. At the end of 2019, we did so in an article entitled “More of the same in 2020?”. No …

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Still In The Shadow of COVID-19

From the Central Association of Permanent Defence Personnel (CS), Denmark: Everything is still affected by Covid 19. Employees from the Danish Emergency Management Agency and the Home Guard help in test centers and call centers due to COVID-19. In this context, the Danish Emergency Management Agency has employed approx. 200 …

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