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It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden death of our Managing Director and Publishing Director Dr. Peter Boßdorf, who passed away suddenly on 26 February 2020. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife and his family.

Dr. Boßdorf joined Report Verlag in 2004, became its Publishing Director in 2007 and later was appointed Managing Director. In addition, he was Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Strategie & Technik”, which evolved from the traditional “Soldat und Technik” publication. As a result of the merger of Report Verlag with E.S. Mittler & Sohn publishing house that created Mittler Report Verlag in 2012, the magazines “Strategie & Technik” and “Europäische Sicherheit” were combined under his leadership to form the current “Europäische Sicherheit & Technik”. At the same time, Dr. Boßdorf was appointed Managing Director of Mittler Report Verlag, where he also played a decisive role in the development of the English-language magazine “European Security & Defence” from a quarterly magazine to an internationally recognised specialist monthly journal. One year ago, Dr. Boßdorf also took over the management of K&K Medienverlag-Hardthöhe GmbH as Publisher of the magazine “Hardthöhenkurier”, so that he was most recently the highly valued Managing Director of two publishing houses as well as Editor-in-Chief of “European Security & Defence”.

In Peter Boßdorf we have lost a positive, open-minded, knowledgeable, well-connected man, and a good friend who was always attentive to the interests and concerns of his colleagues.