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Slovenia joins initiative pushing for EU rapid reaction force

By: J.S., STA

Slovenia and four other EU countries have drawn up a proposal to transform the EU’s existing battle groups into a rapid reaction force in an initiative prompted by the experience of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan where the EU had to rely on the US, the Germany press agency dpa has reported.

The concept proposed by Slovenia, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and Portugal is to create effective forces capable of responding to crises at short notice. Along with special forces and air transport they would also include space and cyber capabilities. The Defence Ministry confirmed for the STA that Slovenia had participated in drawing up the proposal from the field of crisis management.


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