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Eurocorps is a force which consists of up to 60,000 soldiers drawn from the armies of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain. It is independent of any other military command although it can be placed under the command of EU or other international organisations. According to its founding treaties the Corps: Image File history File links 4f9f1f3c18. ...

  1. is to be prepared to carry out humanitarian aid missions and population assistance missions following a natural or technical disaster,
  2. can be made available for peace-restoring or peace-keeping missions, for example within the scope of the United Nations Organisation (UN) or the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  3. can be employed as a mechanised army corps in high-intensity combat operations, in order to ensure the common defence of the Allies in application of article 5 of the Washington Treaty (NATO), or of the Brussels Treaty (WEU).

In order to enable integration with NATO in the case of commitment under point 3, the Corps has adopted NATO structures and procedures. However, the Corps is able to perform outside of NATO command and could become a key element of the European Security and Defence Policy. This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation[1] (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ... Membership 10 member states 6 associate member states 5 observer countries 7 associate partner countries Formation - Signed Treaty of Brussels - 17 March 1948 The Western European Union (WEU) is a partially dormant European defence and security organization, established on the basis of the Treaty of Brussels of 1948 with the... The European Security and Defence Policy or ESDP is a major element of the Common Foreign and Security Policy pillar of the European Union (EU). ...

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Organisation

The Eurocorps is not subordinate to any other military organisation. It is deployed by a decision made by the five member states represented in the Common Committee by each nation's Chief of Defence and Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This committee considers requests for support from multinational organisations such as the UN or EU. The Corps can also be deployed at the behest of the member nations.

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Headquarters

The Eurocorps headquarters is based in Strasbourg near the French-German border. The headquarters contains following units: City flag City coat of arms Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Département Bas-Rhin (67) Région Alsace Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 78. ...

  • A command group consisting of the senior military commanders of the Corps.
  • A Staff of approximately 350 providing support to the command group. The staff includes liaison Officers from the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Finland, Greece, Italy, Canada and Turkey.
  • A Headquarters Support Battalion providing protection, transport, food etc. to headquarters. This battalion consists of approximately 330 soldiers but can be significantly reinforced in case of commitments.

A Multi-national Support Brigade is colocated in Strasbourg. This brigade is separate and subordinate to the Corps headquarters and provides additional support when the Corps is deployed. The brigade is formed from units provided by the nations on a case-by-case basis but has a permanent headquarters of 80 personnel. City flag City coat of arms Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Département Bas-Rhin (67) Région Alsace Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 78. ...


English is the command language and all personnel assigned to Eurocorps headquarters must be able to use it.

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Subordinate units

The five framework countries have earmarked the following units to the Eurocorps:

  • The Franco-German Brigade
  • Etat-Major de Force 3 (Fra)
  • La Composante Terre/Landcomponent (Bel)
  • División de Infantería Mecanizada Brunete n. 1 (Esp)
  • Luxemburg Reconnaissance Company (operationally part of Belgian contingent)

The Franco-German Brigade (along with the Multi-national support Brigade) is under permanent operational command of Eurocorps headquarters. The remaining earmarked units are commanded under the relevant national command; they become subordinate to the Eurocorps headquarters once they are committed for a particular operation. If all units were committed by the member states, the Eurocorps would consist of approximately 60,000 soldiers. In addition to the earmarked forces, Eurocorps is capable of commanding other units of up to divisional size provided by the member states or other countries. The Franco-German Brigade (Fr: Brigade Franco-Allemande; Ge: Deutsch-Französische Brigade) is a joint formation consisting of units from both the French and German armies, under the command of the . ... The Belgian Army forms the land component of the Belgian Armed Forces. ... The Franco-German Brigade (Fr: Brigade Franco-Allemande; Ge: Deutsch-Französische Brigade) is a joint formation consisting of units from both the French and German armies, under the command of the . ...

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Deployments

It participated in peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo and led the ISAF6 Force in Afghanistan from August 9, 2004, to February 11, 2005. Motto: none Anthem: Intermeco Capital Sarajevo Largest city Sarajevo Official language(s) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Government Republic  - Presidency members Sulejman Tihić1 (Bosniak) Borislav Paravac (Serb) Ivo Miro Jović (Croat)  - Chairman of the Council of Ministers Adnan Terzić Independence From Yugoslavia   - Recognized 6 April 1992  Area    - Total 51,197 km... For other uses of the name Kosovo, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ...


This military cooperation is still limited to some European countries but it has the goal to enlarge to other ones, and it could then become a key element of the European Security and Defence Policy. The European Security and Defence Policy or ESDP is a major element of the Common Foreign and Security Policy pillar of the European Union (EU). ...

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See also

European Rapid Reaction Force It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with European Union rapid reaction mechanism. ...

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External links

  • Official Eurocorps website
  • The presentation of the Eurocorps-Foreign Legion concept at the European Parliament in June 2003[[Category:NATO]

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Eurocorps' history | EUROCORPS - A Force for Europe and NATO - located in Strasbourg/France - Information about ISAF ... (1046 words)
From March to October 2000, approximately 350 Eurocorps soldiers formed the core of the KFOR III HQs in Pristina and Skopje.
A year later, the Eurocorps HQ tested its newly adopted structure during the exercise Cobra 01 in the South of Spain.
In November, in Luxembourg, the Eurocorps Member States defined the transformation modalities of this multinational unit into a rapid reaction corps at the disposal of the EU and NATO.
Eurocorps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (606 words)
Eurocorps is a force which consists of up to 60,000 soldiers drawn from the armies of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain.
The Eurocorps headquarters is based in Strasbourg near the French-German border.
In addition to the earmarked forces, Eurocorps is capable of commanding other units of up to divisional size provided by the member states or other countries.
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