Elmar Milles, Director of Legal/Welfare/Wages and Salaries at the German Coal Association (GVSt), resigned his post on 28 February 2015 and has entered semi- retirement. He will continue to serve as Director of the Bochumer Verband and of the Unfallschadenverband. He is succeeded at GVSt by Michael Weberink, formerly legal advisor at GVSt, who took up his new post on 1 March 2015.