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  • Leereintrag
  • Fight against IS: Von der Leyen in Northern Iraq

    Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen praised the progress of Peshmerga training in Erbil, Northern Iraq while in camp Bnaslawa on 27 October. During her third trip to Erbil, Von der Leyen visited the Kurdistan Training Coordination Centre (KTCC), where German soldiers train Peshmerga fighters.

  • UN Beobachter bei der Befehlsausgabe - Link zum Beitrag

    Bundeswehr in Sudan and South Sudan: Support for peace-keeping

    The Cabinet has decided to extend the Bundeswehr's involvement in two UN missions in Sudan and South Sudan. The missions aim to bring peace, stability and security to the region. The government motion must still be approved by the German Bundestag.

  • EU Renames Mediterranean Mission After Baby Born on Bundeswehr Ship

    In late August, onboard the Bundeswehr Frigate Schleswig-Holstein a healthy baby girl was born to a Somali woman who had been rescued from a dangerous crossing on the Mediterranean.

  • German Defence Minister speaks on Syria in BBC Hard Talk

    On Monday, 12 October, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen spoke to BBC's Stephen Sackur about the situation in Syria, and emphasised that IS militants were the real threat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).



Current as of 9/7/15