On 10 June 2012, a group from EUJUST LEX-Iraq met with the Chief Justice of Iraq, Medhat al-Mahmoud. The group, led by Jacques Burger, Head of Operations, and Anton Girginov, Judiciary Team Leader, informed the Chief Justice about EUJUST LEX-Iraq and its mandate; and sought his opinion on practical training topics which EUJUST LEX might be able to provide. Before the meeting, one of our longest-serving interpreters, Ali Al- Rubaie’e, received an appreciation letter from the Chief Justice in recognition of his work.
From 3rd to 7th June EUJUST LEX-Iraq conducted a Leadership and Command of Serious Incidents (CSI) course in Baghdad. The course was aimed at senior prison management (governors, deputy governors and senior staff) from the ICS (Iraqi Correctional service) and concentrated on human rights and challenges in the management of serious incidents. The course was developed following a number of meetings with the ICS Director General who had requested this type of training for his staff. Scenarios were taken from actual situations experienced by the instructors. 15 participants attended the course.
Today when we celebrate the anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces, we need to emphasize the quality of CAF, which has been confirmed not only in the Homeland War but also in the UN and NATO missions, as well as in activities carried out in the country to help civilian population - the President of the Republic of Croatia and Commander-in-Chief of the Croatian Armed Forces Ivo Josipović said on May 27, after he visited the weapons and equipment display of the Armed Forces and Police, upon the marking the 21st anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces, Armed Forces Day and the Day of the Croatian Army in recreation and sport centre Jarun.
The Finnish Defence Forces' Day Parade will take place in Helsinki on Monday 4 June 2012. The pass in review and inspection of troops will be made by the President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, Finland's war veterans and the Mayor of Helsinki Jussi Pajunen at the Senate Square in front of the Helsinki Cathedral. The Parade Commander will be the Commander of the Southern Command, Brigadier General Pertti Laatikainen.
Congress 2012 is scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Future Soldier Exhibition & Conference 2012.
This unique event has always provided favourable prices and attracted attendees from all over the world who want to make themselves visible. The uniqueness of it consists in the contact between direct representation of military representatives of the members states of NATO, the Partnership for Peace and Mediterranean Dialogue and representatives of industry within the military and defence field.
In the capital of Italy, Rome, on 30 January 2012, with the sounds of St. Sava anthem the manifestation "A month of Serbian culture in Rome" closed.
The Museum of Roman civilization was packed with visitors- in which during the past month the Italian audience had the opportunity to see our with cultural heritage, history, art, music and literature Serbia - Tonight has served as a stage to celebrate the day of the first Serbian educator.
The most important thing for each army is to know how to carry out its mission and objectives and to be able to carry them out, therefore the issue of operational capability is essential. That is why for SAF when choosing partners for cooperation with other armed forces , the main priorities are training, personnel training, joint exercises and exchange of experience in multinational operations. Joint exercises in the field play a crucial role where it becomes obvious that all soldiers "speak the same language."
Members of the search and rescue team of the 63rd Parachute Battalion of the Army of Serbia were evacuated Branislav Kocic ho has been in Ostrozub village covered in snow On Cemernik to Ruplje village, and then to the Center for Emergency Situations in Leskovac.
Serbian Army members who formed the second contingent of Serbian soldiers in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon were welcomed on 3 January 2012. at the Belgrade airport "Nikola Tesla" by the Head of the Centre for Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff Colonel Jelesije Radivojevic, as well as their family and friends. Lt. Col. Igor Scepanovic, Majors Stevan Raseta, Ivica Trajkovic and Srdjan Bulatovic and captain Slavko Djukic returned to Serbia after a six-month stay in Lebanon, where they were assigned as staff officers.
On 12-13 April 2011 the International EUMS Deployability Conference took place in the MoD Military History Institute and Museum, Budapest, Hungary. This was the fifth EUMS Deployability Conference, after the ones held in Helsinki (Nov 06), Lisbon (Nov 07), Prague (Mar 09) and Seville (Mar 10). At this conference we had more than fifty participants from several multinational organizations and agencies as well as national representatives.
“Multinational cooperation has an increasing role in capability development. Joint effort may generate significant capabilities unattainable by national resources.” Róbert Kádár, Deputy Head of Armament and Quartermaster Office said in his opening remarks at the conference held at Stefánia Palace Cultural Centre, Budapest on 5 April.
Major General Juha Kilpiä appointed as Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of UNTSO United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has on the 25th of March 2011 announced the appointment of Major General Juha Kilpiä as Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO).
The employees of Zrínyi Média have a new surprise in store for those placing their faith in Hungarian history. Today we publish our new English-language book in the Zrínyi Média Digital Library (you can find it at http://ekonyvtar.zrinyimedia.hu):
Sixteenth Session of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 28 February 2011 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Alexander Stubb
Heads of State and governments, confirmed the expansion of sanctions against Libya at their extraordinary meeting in Brussels, on 11 March 2011. After the Council meeting, Head of the Hungarian Government, Viktor Orbán, welcomed the “cautious” declaration adopted, and stated that the EU must refrain from military operations that could result in losing the trust of Arab nations.
The economic crisis forced several member states to cut their defence expenses, and unilaterally withdraw their troops from EU missions. In Budapest, Minister of Defence, Csaba Hende, said that the Hungarian Presidency thinks the temporary disadvantages, can be turned into advantages, if member states come up with innovative solutions to develop and maintain capabilities.
European Union defence ministers welcomed the start of the evacuation of EU citizens from Libya. Although the issue was not originally on their agenda, EU defence ministers discussed it with NATO’s Secretary General, at their informal meeting in Gödöllő, on 25 February 2011, and the EU’s High Representative said that sanctions should be considered against Libya.
On Friday, 21 January, a ceremony took place at camp Film City in Priština, Kosovo, marking the awarding of prizes following a photo competition, organised by KFOR Chronicle Editorial Board last November for KFOR members. The competitors, whose photos referred to the subjects of KFOR members on mission, humanitarian activities, civil-military cooperation, and panorama landscapes, also included two members of the 22nd Slovenian KFOR Contingent.
Within the framework of “Georgian Defence Conference” (GDC) Georgian Minister of Defence Bacho Akhalaia has already held meetings with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence, Doctor Celeste Wallander and Director General of International Military Staff of NATO, Lieutenant General Jurgen Bornemann. The topics of discussion at the meeting were global security and bilateral cooperation issues, NATO-Georgian relationship, ongoing ISAF operation in Afghanistan and the reforms being implemented in the Georgian Defence system.