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German Armed Forces 2020 plus

Abstract – In May 2014, the DBwV made a first step by publishing the paper “Powerful German Armed Forces 2020”. Therein, the German Armed Forces Association described the ideal armed forces in 2020: staff, an attractive programme, better equipment and a higher defense budget where items on the agenda. Now …

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The Requirement of Parliamentary Approval

Abstract – The German Bundestag must approve any deployment of the German armed forces abroad. In view of a recent revision of the law, the DBwV takes stock of changes: Deployments of the German armed forces will be accounted and evaluated in the future, which is a positive step. Unfortunately, there …

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Recruitment in the Belgian Armed Forces

Abstract – Since January 2014, the Belgian defense has been recruiting at two different levels, after the modification of the statute of the soldiers. On the one hand, defense maintains a professional status (contract until pension), on the other hand it provides to some soldiers a contract for a period …

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Attractiveness of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – In May 2015 a law entered into force in Germany which aims at improving social conditions (working time, pension systems etc.) of servicemen and -women and making the army more attractive as an employer. The original text is available hereunder and full details about the law can be …

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Meeting with Swedish MEP

Abstract – Facilitated by Rudolf Schmelzer, a member of the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV), Ahmet Zengin, the President of the Turkish Military Union (TAS) met with Bodil Valero. Ms. Valero is a Swedish Member of the European Parliament, dealing with the EU relations with Turkey in her capacity as …

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Biggest Step in the History of the German Armed Forces

The German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) passed the “act to enhance the attractiveness of employment in the German armed forces” The 26th February 2015 was a good day for the German armed forces. After the first reading in January and the deliberations of the involved committees, the Bundestag passed the “act …

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