Germany, France, Poland set up joint EU battle group
Germany, France and Poland are setting up an EU joint battle group that should be ready for deployment in crisis areas as of 2013.
An agreement to that end was signed in Brussels yesterday by officials of the three countries’ Defence Ministries. EU battle groups are formed by the European Union Rapid Reaction Force. Battle groups are multinational units, 1,500 man-strong each.
According to the news media, Poland will assume the command of the tripartite battle group, since Warsaw will provide the greatest number of personnel. Germany will take care of logistic support, while France, of medical aid.
The command centre of the battle group will be deployed in the Paris suburb of Mont Valerien.