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The strategic vision for Defence

The strategic vision for Defence (2016-2030) is the guide until 2030 for the defence policy, related investments, for the evolution of the functioning and organisation of Defence and for the personnel policy. It gives substance to the government agreement and has been elaborated by the different defence specialists of the governing parties, supported by the Belgian Defence staff and inspired by ideas out of Parliament and the academic world.The strategic vision for Defence was published on the…
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This morning, Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput delivered an opening speech for the winter session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

In the presence of parliamentary representatives from all 29 NATO allies, the Minister talked about the current challenges for the Alliance and its members including fair burden sharing, EU-NATO cooperation and the changing global security environment.
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The commemoration of the third battle of Ypres or the Battle of Passendale

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Wreath Laying Ceremony at the cemetery of Marcinelle

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Minister of Defence, Steven Vandeput did an official visit to his German counterpart, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen in Berlin.

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Defense minister, Steven Vandeput in London for the commemoration at the cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Aiming for a smaller but more modern Defence: Strategic vision 2030

   
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NATO Defence Ministers agreed on important measures to strengthen the Alliance’s defence and deterrence.

NATO Defence Ministers agreed on important measures to strengthen the Alliance’s defence and deterrence on Tuesday (14 June 2016). NATO will deploy by rotation four robust multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
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To commemorate together

Defense Minister in charge of Civil Service, Steven Vandeput took part in this year commemoration along with the US ambassador Denise Bauer. to commemorate together is also an expression of solidarity between the two countries.
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The end of the Second World War commemorated in Brussels

The 71st anniversary of the end of World War II was commemorated at the tomb of the unknown soldier, at the Congress column in Brussels.the Defence Minister Steven Vandeput, attended a military commemoration. Foreign representatives were also present at the ceremony. They, as well as citizens and Belgian soldiers laid wreaths of flowers.

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