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2020: Quo vadis, Bundesheer?

In Blog, English by Bernhard Völkl

2020 is set to become an interesting year in Austrian defence. In 2019, austerity has again begun to bite and a new coalition government between Conservatives and Greens is due to be sworn in on January 7. We take a look at their agenda and added our comments.

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Portrait: Minister of Defence Klaudia Tanner

In Blog, English by Bernhard Völkl

Klaudia Tanner, 49, has been named as the incoming Minister for Defence, to be sworn in on Jan 7, 2020. Mrs Tanner has no prior experience in defence policy, but is reported to have already been shortlisted for the ministerial post in 2017.

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Two Weeks in Austrian Defence | Dec 10

In Blog, English by Chiara Libiseller

Saab 105 fleet grounded >>> Positive trend in public opinion on the Bundesheer, conscription >>> Eurofighter – whistleblower alleges bribe taking during procurement >>> Dogs killing handler: Kennel not defective