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New Legislative Proposals on Salaries and Readiness of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence are working on the drafts of two laws which are important for the civil and military personnel of the German Armed Forces: They are about the salary and strengthening the readiness of the German Armed Forces. The German …

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Participation at Munich Security Conference

Abstract – The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) participated in the Munich Security Conference (MSC). The Federal Chairman, Lieutenant Colonel André Wüstner, was a participant in Munich, and networked with military, parliamentarians and experts. These informal discussions away from the conference were at least as important as the big speeches …

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Report of the Wehrbeauftragter of the German Bundestag

Abstract – In January 2019 the “Wehrbeauftragter of the German Bundestag” (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces), Hans-Peter Bartels, handed over his report for the year 2018 to the President of the German Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble. The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) commented on this report. For example, the Federal Chairman, …

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DBwV Participates at Berlin Security Conference

Abstract – Deputy chairman of the DBwV Hauptmann Andreas Steinmetz and Karl-Heinz Bög, member of the DBwV working group “Europe” participated at the Berlin Security Conference. The Conference took place in Berlin and dealt foremost with the topic of European integration concerning the foreign and security policy. For the DBwV …

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German Bundestag – Forming a Grand Coalition

Abstract – The coalition agreement negotiated between the CDU and the SPD is a few weeks old. If the members of the SPD agree, it will be the program of the new federal government and the federal government can be elected. After the publication of the draft coalition agreement you …

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European Cooperation: Meeting between DBwV and AFMP

Abstract – Representatives of the DBwV and AFMP met in Lohheide, where the German-Dutch Tank Battalion 414 is stationed, to explore forms of cooperation. The meeting aimed at introducing the representatives of the Dutch military association to their local DBwV counterparts. Participants discussed how further cooperation between the German and Dutch …

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Taking Care of Members in Missions Abroad

Abstract – The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) has implemented a system of point of contacts in missions abroad. The points of contacts are working on a voluntary basis and help and support members of the association deployed in a mission. Those contact persons are extensively briefed about their rights …

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Reception of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces in the German Bundestag

Abstract – Lieutenant Colonel André Wüstner, the chairman of the German Armed Forces Association, spoke on the reception, which is organised by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces in the German Bundestag every year. He talked about the way the Minister of Defence, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, has …

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Roundtable Meeting on the Implementation of the EU Working Time Directive in the Southern European Armed Forces

On 16 March 2017, EUROMIL organised, in Lisbon, a roundtable meeting on the implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) in the Southern European armed forces. The implementation of the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) in the armed forces being a concrete issue for the Southern European countries, the …

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