The honour guards of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and The Guard of Honour of the President of the Slovak Republic demonstrated their skills and expertise to the public last week in Prague and Pilsen.
Central European defence ministers aim to strengthen joint border protection to combat illegal migration
On 19th June, members of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) arrived at Prague Castle, the seat of the Czech President, to discuss European border protection strategies. Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky welcomed the Austrian Minister of Defence and Sports, Hans Peter Doskozil, as well as the representatives of the defence ministries of Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
In the afternoon of 18th June, Czech soldiers serving in the EU-Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali became involved in the fight against the terrorists who attacked the Campement Kangaba Hotel resort near Bamako on the same day.
High-level EU representatives, numerous foreign and defence ministers, diplomats, representatives of the defence industry, think-tanks and academics from across Europe met on Friday, June 9th at Zofin Palace, Prague, to begin discussions on how to further strengthen the joint European defence and security policy and the EU-NATO strategic partnership.
A simulated explosion and subsequent fire of a vehicle transporting military material spectacularly kicked off the 'Barracks 2017' exercise at the Lipnik nad Becvou military training area.