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The Chief of Defence attends the 32nd meeting of the Joint Committee of the Eurocorps

Berlin, Germany
November 16, 2023
  • On this occasion, the meeting was held in Berlin, as Germany is the country holding this year's secretariat of the Committee.

The Chief of Defence, Admiral General Teodoro Esteban López Calderón, attended the 32nd meeting of the Common Committee of the Eurocorps in Berlin.

This Committee is the highest Eurocorps (EC) governing forum where the Chiefs of Defence and the Directors of Foreign Policy of the European Union Framework Nations meet to take stock of the current year and to set the goals for the coming year.

The main issue of the meeting was to confirm the Eurocorps' roles as JHQ and FHQ, assigned to NATO and the EU for 2024 and 2025, as well as the future fit of the Eurocorps in NATO's New Force Model from 2026 and beyond.

The six member nations of the EC, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Poland, are represented at this high-level meeting by the Chiefs of Defence on behalf of the Ministries of Defence, and on behalf of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs by the Directors General of Foreign and Security Policy. On this occasion, on behalf of Spain, the Deputy Director General for Security, Manuel Selas, attended, together with the CHOD, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

About the Eurocorps

Its HQ is based in Strasbourg (France). Since 1994, Spain has been a member of the Eurocorps as a core nation, along with Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Poland, which joined in 2022. Alongside these nations, there are representatives from Italy, Greece, Poland, Turkey and Romania as partner nations.

The Eurocorps began its engagement in various international missions under the flag of the European Union in 2015.