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EUJUST LEX-Iraq course on Leadership and Command of Serious Incidents (CSI) course in Baghdad

EUJUST LEX-Iraq course on Leadership and Command of Serious Incidents (CSI) course in Baghdad

Posted: 2012-06-10 Category: EMPA news

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.

21st anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces

21st anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces

Posted: 2012-06-04 Category: EMPA news

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 4.6.2012

The Finnish Defence Forces' Day Parade 4.6.2012

Posted: 2012-06-04 Category: EMPA news

​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.

Future Soldier Exhibition & Conference 2012

Future Soldier Exhibition & Conference 2012

Posted: 2012-06-03 Category: EMPA news

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.

Hymn to St. Sava sung in Rome

Hymn to St. Sava sung in Rome

Posted: 2012-06-03 Category: EMPA news

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.

Interview with lieutenant-general Ljubisa Dikovic, Chief of General Staff of Serbia

Interview with lieutenant-general Ljubisa Dikovic, Chief of General Staff of Serbia

Posted: 2012-06-03 Category: EMPA news

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."

SAF peacekeepers return from the mission in Lebannon

SAF peacekeepers return from the mission in Lebannon

Posted: 2012-06-01 Category: EMPA news

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.

EU Defence Policy Directors meet in Brussels

EU Defence Policy Directors meet in Brussels

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

The meeting of EU Defence Policy Directors was held on 20 April 2011 in Brussels, in order to prepare the forthcoming meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Defence Ministers’ composition scheduled for May in Brussels.

Polish presidency of finabel

Polish presidency of finabel

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

From 13 to 15 April 2011 there was the annual meeting of Land Forces Commanders’ Committee FINABEL. This year it was particularly important to our country, since Lieutenant General Zbigniew Głowienka became the chairman of this assembly.

Hungarian Presidency Hosts 5th EUMS Deployability Conference

Hungarian Presidency Hosts 5th EUMS Deployability Conference

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

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.

A dynamic and open European Defence Market

A dynamic and open European Defence Market

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

“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.

Press Release

Press Release

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

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).

Orbán: Europe must not drift into war with Arab countries

Orbán: Europe must not drift into war with Arab countries

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

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.

Presidency aims at more efficient organisation of EU military capabilities

Presidency aims at more efficient organisation of EU military capabilities

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

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.

EU does not rule out sanctions against Libya

EU does not rule out sanctions against Libya

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

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.

Members of the 22nd Slovenian KFOR Contingent receive prizes of KFOR Chronicle

Members of the 22nd Slovenian KFOR Contingent receive prizes of KFOR Chronicle

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

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.

Georgian Defence Conference

Georgian Defence Conference

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

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.

Dr. Csaba Hende’s Talks in Croatia

Dr. Csaba Hende’s Talks in Croatia

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

On Monday, January 24 Defence Minister Dr. Csaba Hende paid a visit to Croatia at the invitation of Croatian Minister of Defence Davor Bozinovic and held talks with his counterpart in Osijek at a border meeting in the afternoon hours.

Sweden assumes NORDEFCO chairmanship for 2011

Sweden assumes NORDEFCO chairmanship for 2011

Posted: 2012-05-31 Category: EMPA news

In accordance with the rotating chairmanship principle, Sweden will chair the NORDEFCO for 2011, taking over after Norway. During the year, Sweden will continue to develop the cooperation and pay special interest to the cooperation in on-going operations, such as Afghanistan.