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Defensie: conferentie over inzetbaarheid van EU troepen (en)

Met dank overgenomen van Tsjechisch voorzitterschap Europese Unie 1e helft 2009, gepubliceerd op donderdag 5 maart 2009.

On 4 - 5 March 2009 the International EU Deployability Conference took place in the renovated House of the Army in Prague.

The meeting, which was organised by the EU Military Staff in close cooperation with the Support Policy Division and the Directorate of Foreign Activities of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, is one of the most significant events of the Czech Presidency in the area of defence.

The EU Deployability Conference was attended by more than 60 delegates who represented individual EU Member States, EU Military Staff, the European Defence Agency, movement coordination centres, the operational EU headquarters and the NATO headquarters. The Czech Republic was represented by delegates from specialised divisions of the Ministry of Defence and enterprises in state ownership, which were established by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic (VOP 026 Å tenberk, s.p. and LOM Praha, s.p.).

The two-day meeting was chaired by Director of LOG EUMS, Brigadier General Michael Finn who thanked the representatives of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic for excellent organisation. Director of the Support Policy Division of the Ministry of Defence Brigadier General Libor Krejcar welcomed the participants to the conference on behalf of the Czech Presidency: ‘I am convinced that this working meeting will significantly contribute toward mutual understanding of all important aspects of deployability in the context of EU military missions.’

Contact: Vladimír Lukovský, Press and Information Service of the Ministry of Defence tel.: +420 973 200 153, GSM: +420 724 006 780; e-mail: lukovskv@army.cz

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