| 9 December 2023, Saturday |

Closer EU military cooperation with U.S., Canada, Norway is quantum leap, Germany says

Germany announced on Thursday that military cooperation in the European Union will get a boost as the 27 nation bloc is admitting for the first time outside partners such as Canada, Norway and the United States to join in one of its projects.

“It will be a quantum leap in terms of concrete cooperation,” German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said ahead of the first in-person meeting with her EU counterparts in more than a year in Brussels.

The EU project on military mobility that will see the U.S., Canada and Norway join aims to facilitate the movement of troops across Europe, something NATO considers as crucial in the event of a conflict with Moscow.

  • Reuters