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The EU leadership supports the proposal of the leaders of Poland and Greece to create a “joint air defense shield”

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May24,2024

The EU leadership supports the proposal of the leaders of Poland and Greece to create a

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, supported the demand of the Prime Ministers of Poland and Greece, Donald Tusk and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to create an EU-funded air defense shield, Politico reports.

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We should have a common air defense shield for the whole of Europe, as proposed by Mitsotakis and Tusk, she said at a debate between the candidates for the next European Commission president on Thursday.

As Bloomberg reported, the leaders of Greece and Poland asked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to lead efforts to create a joint air defense shield that would be financed by the bloc.

The EU needs a new “flagship program” such as a European air defense shield, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk wrote in a letter, Bloomberg noted.

The two leaders are also said to be asking to discuss it issue at the next EU summit at the end of June.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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