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Twelve EU countries are likely to want to be under a missile protection umbrella

A European air defense system: Chancellor Scholz proposed this idea in August. This resonates with other EU countries.

It is part of Olaf Scholz’s breakthrough: in his keynote address on Europe, the Chancellor proposed a European air defense system. Such a system “would be a security advantage for the whole of Europe,” the SPD politician said in August


The idea seems to have resonated in Europe. As reported by the “Spiegel”, twelve other European countries want to join the anti-missile shield. These are Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Netherlands, as the newspaper learned from NATO diplomats. As a result, other states may be added.

NATO defense ministers are currently meeting. Apparently, a joint mission statement must now be drawn up. This allows you to plan the start of the project.

The system should be able to intercept ballistic missiles and protect itself from drone attacks. According to media reports in August, Germany appears to want to rely on the Israeli “Arrow 3” system.

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