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NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battalions could form basis for multinational brigade

19 June 2017

NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battalions in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania could eventually form the basis for a multinational brigade, British Army General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has suggested. The general told Jane's the battalions, led by Germany in Lithuania, Canada in Latvia, and the United Kingdom in Estonia, had not been integrated "yet", but that he saw such a step as a "challenge".

Gen Everard made the comments as NATO completed the deployment of the four eFP multinational battlegroups at a ceremony on 19 June to mark the occasion at Camp Adazi, Latvia, the base of the Canadian-led battlegroup.

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