THE HAGUE (Sputnik) – The Netherlands, Germany and Poland have signed a declaration on the creation of a military corridor for the movement of military equipment, Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said on Wednesday.
“We need a military Schengen to move military personnel and materiel more quickly and efficiently. This will make Europe stronger. We took an important step: Poland, Germany and the Netherlands signed a declaration to achieve a military corridor,” Ollongren wrote on X.
For many years, leaders of NATO member states have been seeking to create a military equivalent of the Schengen zone, the report said, adding that negotiations are currently underway to create a number of military corridors in Europe.
The report noted that currently, NATO cross-border exercises often require a large amount of paperwork, which can be critical in the event of a military crisis.
The alliance is also reportedly disappointed with the bureaucracy associated with the rules for the use of the same equipment by the military of different countries.