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Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

Posted: 2016-05-20 Category: EMPA news

Awards Ceremony

On May 13 in the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia  an awards ceremony was held, marking the 26th anniversary of Restoration of Independence of Latvia. During the event people from Ministry of Defence, its subordinated institutions and Latvian National armed forces were awarded.

European Military Journalists Meet in Berlin

European Military Journalists Meet in Berlin

Posted: 2015-11-27 Category: EMPA news

The European Military Press Association (EMPA) held its annual congress in Berlin this year. With the end of a four-year term of office, the association – with several Hungarian military journalists among its members – elected a new president and Board members as well. The event took place on the 25th anniversary of the German reunification.

Freedom for the Baltic States: Baltic Graffiti on the Berlin Wall

Freedom for the Baltic States: Baltic Graffiti on the Berlin Wall

Posted: 2015-09-23 Category: EMPA news

The exhibition “Freedom of the Baltic States: Baltic Graffiti on the Berlin Wall” is open to visitors at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia permanent location at Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1. The exhibition contains more than 100 photos of the Berlin Wall from the last years of its existence when it was regularly visited by the Latvian youth living in exile to leave their messages demanding the independence for the Baltic States. Latvian diplomat Pēteris Kārlis Elferts, the initiator of this exhibition was also among those young people who had launched the Berlin Wall graffiti drawing campaign.

Change of Command Ceremony in Sarajevo

Change of Command Ceremony in Sarajevo

Posted: 2015-09-23 Category: EMPA news

On August 12 a ceremony was held marking the change of command of the EUFOR Multinational Battalion (MNBN) in Sarajevo. Together with a Turkish company, the Hungarian company will carry out the operational tasks of the battalion from this July until February next year.

Spearhead has taken shape

Spearhead has taken shape

Posted: 2015-06-26 Category: EMPA news

Until early June the word ‘spearhead’, which was having a real career in the media, was mostly a slogan waiting to be filled with content. The content was filled by the “Noble Jump” exercise conducted on June 9-18.

Colonel Aivar Jaeski awarded with the Ministry of Defence of Latvia Certificate of Recognition

Colonel Aivar Jaeski awarded with the Ministry of Defence of Latvia Certificate of Recognition

Posted: 2015-01-08 Category: EMPA news

On Monday, December 22, 2014, to express appreciation for cooperation and support in EMPA's 2014 Congress' organization, and presentations at the Baltie Defence College, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, the Estonian Defence Forces 1st lnfantry Battalion and Kalev Infantry Battalion, as well as Amari Air Base, Colonel Aivar Jaeski, Deputy Director of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence was awarded with the Ministry of Defence of Latvia Certificate of Recognition.

Interview -  Amb. Alexander Vershbow, NATO Deputy Secretary General

Interview - Amb. Alexander Vershbow, NATO Deputy Secretary General

Posted: 2014-12-29 Category: EMPA news

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Amb. Alexander Vershbow (in the office since February 2012), in November 2014 visited Split as one of the senior speakers at the NATO-Industry Forum. The Forum organised annually, hosted by different NATO nation and serves as an optimal opportunity to discuss the burning strategic issues. We took the opportunity offered this year to interview the NATO Deputy Secretary General on the principal challenges faced by the Alliance, the future warfare and development. 

Finshed! DER SOLDAT (1956 – 2014)

Finshed! DER SOLDAT (1956 – 2014)

Posted: 2014-12-22 Category: EMPA news

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, the very last edition of the Austrian Newspaper for Military and Security Policy, DER SOLDAT, was published.
 
As the Austrian MoD and CHOD have decided to unsubscribe the SOLDAT for the MoD and the Armed Forces and even to abandon all advertisements, the publisher of the SOLDAT had to cease the production of the newspaper.
 
After more than 58 years and exactly 1,409 editions one of the most successful military media in Austria has vanished.

Members of the EMPA gather in Estonia to learn about its defence forces

Members of the EMPA gather in Estonia to learn about its defence forces

Posted: 2014-12-18 Category: EMPA news

The European Military Press Association (EMPA) 35th Congress was held in Tartu and Tallinn, Estonia from 23 to 27 September. The aim of the congress was to introduce military journalists and editors with Estonian Defence Forces and the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL). This was already the second EMPA’s congress that took place in the Baltic States; EMPA’s 2008 Congress was held in Latvia.

With Serbian peacekeepers in the south of Lebanon

With Serbian peacekeepers in the south of Lebanon

Posted: 2014-11-06 Category: EMPA news

Currently, 143 members of the Armed Forces of Serbia are deployed in the UNIFIL Mission on Lebanon. Their task is to watch, monitor and maintain the ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon and to normalize living conditions, which is to conduct projects of civilian-military cooperation and to provide medical aid to local residents.

Silver Arrow

Silver Arrow

Posted: 2014-10-02 Category: EMPA news

From September 29 to October 6 the international Land Force exercise „Silver Arrow” will be conducted in Adazi Training Area. More than 2100 soldiers from Latvia, Estonia, Great Britain, Greece, Norway and U.S. “Silver Arrow” has grown from national level Land Force Infantry Brigade and National Guard exercise to multinational large scale exercise.

Croatian Navy officers protecting the UN ships in ATALANTA

Croatian Navy officers protecting the UN ships in ATALANTA

Posted: 2014-08-15 Category: EMPA news

Late July 2014 saw the final evaluatoion of the first Croatian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment – AVPD, which is to be deployed to EU NAVFOR SOMALIA – OPERATION ATALANTA by the end of the year. The responsible unit is the Croatian Navy, whose members have successfully participated in the operation at officer posts in the ATALANTA Headquarters in Northwood and aboard the ships deployed in the area. The first Croatian AVPD team will be composed of ten members, commanded by Lieutenant (N) Nenad Kontri.

Interview – Major General Antonio Satta, Deputy Commander of the International Joint Command, ISAF

Interview – Major General Antonio Satta, Deputy Commander of the International Joint Command, ISAF

Posted: 2014-08-15 Category: EMPA news

Joint endeavour towards security and peace in Afghanistan

 

 

The 23rd HRVCON to ISAF comprises some twenty soldiers assigned to a number of posts in Kabul, among whom the Croatian representatives to the International Joint Command (IJC), located at the KAIA. The IJC monitors all activities in ISAF and controls all troops movements and activities in the field. During our visit to the Croatian soldiers in the IJC, we took the opportunity to talk to Major General Antonio Satta, Deputy IJC Commander, an officer from the Italian Armed Forces, with an extensive experience from the international missions and operations (served in Lebanon, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan).