A look at the Defence news 26 October – 1 November

Approximately 1,000 military personnel in the Netherlands are ready to carry out rapid COVID-19 tests on a large scale at 7 new ‘XL’ test locations. The extra hands should shorten processing times and reduce pressure on the existing test locations of municipal health services.

Europe must play a larger role in security and defence

A greater European ability to act is necessary to ensure Europe’s security, both now and in the future. The building blocks for more ambitious defence cooperation within the European Union are in place. The government expressed this view in response to the recently published evaluation of the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy.