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The Nordic Battlegroup is preparing solidly

(B2) Some countries take the preparation and training of battlegroups (the EU's light rapid reaction force) more seriously than others. This is the case for the Nordics. Swedes, Finns, Norwegians, Irish and Estonians who will be on duty... in 2011. More than 2100 people should be part of it, including around 1.600 Swedes. The FHQ will be made up of 109 people. A team of around ten people is already working at the FHQ, according to Mikael Frisell, Swedish chief of staff and head of the battlegroup, at headquarters in Stockholm. The workforce will increase to around 70 people after the summer to be gradually increased.

To download theorganization of the battlegroup, here.

 (NGV)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).