A women and war

A women and war

Posted: 2012-07-26 Category: EMPA editorials

Chroniclers and historians are usually men. Telling a story by images or photography is also a domain of men and there is not much room for women. We derive the knowledge about wars, politics and any other activities of human beings mainly from male descriptions. But the stereotypical role of wives, mothers, daughters and lovers is not Christine Spengler.


EUJUST LEX-Iraq: Promoting the Rule of Law in Iraq

EUJUST LEX-Iraq: Promoting the Rule of Law in Iraq

Posted: 2012-07-25 Category: EMPA editorials

Nowhere is the European Union’s commitment to the comprehensive approach in crisis management more apparent than in its conduct of missions and operations under its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Since 2003, 24 of these have been or are being conducted; at present nine civilian and three military missions and operations are underway.

 




Slovenia hosted navies from six countries

Slovenia hosted navies from six countries

Posted: 2012-07-24 Category: EMPA news

Military vessels from Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece and Italy participated in international naval military exercise ADRION LIVEX 2012 in Slovenia which was conducted in June 2012 in the port of Koper in Slovenia, in the Slovenian territorial sea and in international waters. The exercise organised by Slovenia's military forces command is to strengthen regional cooperation of naval forces.

Course for CPOF operators and HIIDE equipment operation

Course for CPOF operators and HIIDE equipment operation

Posted: 2012-07-16 Category: EMPA news

Information Command Systems, 3D Map and biometric equipment are modern tools of the soldier on a mission.

12th Mechanised Brigade (from Szczecin) prepares intensively for the 12 rotation of the Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan that will occur in the autumn of this year. Currently, soldiers ended one of the intensive trainings in information equipment operation of command systems called Command Post of the Future (CPOF), which took place in Szczecin.

 

European Defence Conference 2012

European Defence Conference 2012

Posted: 2012-07-05 Category: EMPA news

In current times of economic austerity European cooperation is becoming more and more important to maintain or improve our defence capabilities, can be read in many articles of NATO, EU, EDA, national governments and think tanks. This statement is very true: sharing costs is most often less expensive than paying the bill all by yourself!

Carl Haglund starts as Minister of Defence on 5 July

Carl Haglund starts as Minister of Defence on 5 July

Posted: 2012-07-02 Category: EMPA news

On Friday, 29 June, the President of the Republic of Finland appointed Carl Christoffer Haglund, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), a Member of the Government and Minister of Defence as of 5 July. Haglund is Party Leader and a Member of the European Parliament.

Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee visits Latvia

Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee visits Latvia

Posted: 2012-07-01 Category: EMPA news

On Thursday, 28 June General Knud Bartels, Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, starts his two-day working visit to Latvia. General Bartels will visit the Latvian National Armed Forces (LNAF) Ādaži Military Base where he will participate in an award ceremony recognising several Latvian and Norwegian soldiers that have participated in a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan; later he will visit the School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference to be held in Vienna

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference to be held in Vienna

Posted: 2012-06-28 Category: EMPA news

The OSCE Annual Security Review Conference is held from 26 June to 28 June in Vienna, Austria. The conference session on conventional arms control and confidence- and security-building measures will be moderated by the Republic of Latvia Ministry of Defence State Secretary Jānis Sārts. 

The new mine countermeasure vessel Katanpää was handed over to the Finnish Navy

The new mine countermeasure vessel Katanpää was handed over to the Finnish Navy

Posted: 2012-06-16 Category: EMPA news

The first one of the three mine countermeasure vessels ordered by the Finnish Navy, MHC (Mine Hunter Coastal) Katanpää was handed over to the Finnish Navy.

The vessel was accepted by the Commander of the Finnish Navy, Rear Admiral Veli-Jukka Pennala at the Intermarine shipyard in La Spezia, Italy. All the three MHC vessels built in Sarzana, Italy will arrive to their Finnish home base in the Archipelago Sea Naval Command during the year 2012.

SIWC CHANGE OVER OF PRESIDENCY 2012

SIWC CHANGE OVER OF PRESIDENCY 2012

Posted: 2012-06-16 Category: EMPA news

How quickly time flies and it seems no time at all since Zornitsa  (Zori) was taking over as President of the SHAPE International Women’s Club, but the time came on Tuesday 22nd May for her to hand over to her successor.

EUJUST LEX-Iraq Meeting with the Chief Justice of Iraq, Mr. Medhat al-Mahmoud in Baghdad

EUJUST LEX-Iraq Meeting with the Chief Justice of Iraq, Mr. Medhat al-Mahmoud in Baghdad

Posted: 2012-06-11 Category: EMPA news

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. 

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."