BRUSSELS, March 16 () –
The Member States of the European Union have adopted this Thursday an aid of nine million euros for the Army of North Macedonia, as part of the efforts to strengthen security in the Balkan region.
In particular, the assistance will be allocated to logistical, medical, communication and information equipment, intelligence capabilities, training and response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, within the framework of a reinforcement of the light infantry battalions.
With this package, channeled through the European Peace Mechanism with which the EU has supplied weapons to Ukraine, the Twenty-seven seeks to boost the forces of a candidate country to join the bloc and which is already participating in European missions.
The aid underlines “clearly the EU’s firm commitment to the security and stability of the region”, said the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, who stresses that the assistance deepens the common security and defense with the future Member States of the Balkans.