A look at the Defence news 13 - 19 May
An agreement has been reached to simplify regulations regarding cross-border military transport within the EU. 26 Member States, including the Netherlands, signed the document in Brussels. The first serious step in the Military Mobility project, which was initiated by the Netherlands, has now been taken.
The Dutch training mission in Iraq, including the one in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, was temporarily suspended. On 12 May, the American commander of the international coalition decided to suspend all training as a precautionary measure, because of an increased threat level. The mission was resumed on 19 May.