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EU: Armed Forces

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the current status of the proposed European Union battlegroups.[HL1407]

EU battlegroups have been on standby since January 2005. Since January 2007, EU battlegroups have been at full operational capability. This means that two battlegroups will be on standby for each six-month period of the battlegroup roster, which currently runs until 2010. Offers are already being received for the period beyond the current roster.