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  • Leereintrag
  • Panzer im Wasser

    NATO tests rapid reaction force

    More than 1,500 troops from eleven member states took part in the two-day military exercise called "Noble Jump" designed to test whether troops assigned to NATO's new Spearhead Force, or Very High Joint Readiness Task Force, could be ready to deploy 48 hours after receiving an order to move. Germany provided the bulk of the personnel for the exercise with some 900 Bundeswehr soldiers taking part.

  • German Contribution to NATO Reassurance Measures

    Germany is contributing to NATO activities in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Sea regions as well as increasing its personnel at SHAPE and at the Multinational Corps North East.

  • German defence minister visits Bundeswehr troops in Mali

    German soldiers sent as European Union (EU) specialists to train Malian troops are about to be visited by Germany's defence minister. Ursula von der Leyen has departed from Berlin for a two-day visit starting in Bamako.

  • Adenauer unterzeichnet Verhandlungen zur Remilitarisierung

    60 Years of Germany in NATO: Representing shared values

    On 6 May 1955, Germany was officially admitted as a member of the North Atlantic alliance. Now, 60 years later, the members of NATO are still there for each other in times of need. The security of all members of the alliance is and remains inseparable for the federal government.

  • Von der Leyen, Steinmeier und Stoltenberg vor Flaggen

    Berlin celebrates 60 years of NATO membership

    Germany has marked the 60th anniversary of its joining NATO with an official ceremony in Berlin. Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen welcomed many international guests to the Federal Foreign Office, including NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

  • Soldat schaut durch ein Fernglas auf das Meer

    Deployments in Kosovo, Lebanon and Mali extended

    On 19 June, the Members of the German Bundestag voted by a large majority to extend the Bundeswehr's three deployments abroad in Kosovo (KFOR), Mali (MINUSMA) and Lebanon (UNIFIL).

  • Shangri-La Dialogue: „Strengthening Regional Order in the Asia-Pacific“

    German Minister for Defence, Dr Ursula von der Leyen, visited Singapore from 29 to 31 May 2015 to attend the 14th IISS Asia Security Summit, also known as Shangri-La Dialogue.

  • German Defence Minister in India

    German Defence Minister Dr. Ursula von der Leyen visited India 2015 from May 26 to 28. The focus during her three-day visit was on Indo-German cooperation and on regional and international security and defence issues.

  • Frau vor Mikrofon

    Von der Leyen at the 10th Brussels Forum

    Statement by Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence, at the 10th Brussels Forum of the German Marshall Fund “(R)Evolution” on 20 March 2015 in Brussels „The evolving European Army“

  • EUTM-Somalia Ärmelabzeichen im Fokus, im Hintergrund somalische Soldaten beim Unterricht - Link zum Beitrag

    Support for EU training mission in Somalia

    The Bundeswehr will continue training Somali soldiers during the coming year. On 4 March, the German Cabinet agreed to extend the participation of German armed forces in the EU Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) until the end of March 2016. The German Bundestag still has to give its approval.



Current as of 9/7/15