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Polish and Danish PMs discuss creating iron dome over Europe

Polish and Danish PMs discuss creating iron dome over Europe Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, in a meeting with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen, discussed the possibility of creating an "iron dome" to protect European cities from air attacks in the event of war, according to the Polish Prime Minister's Office.

"Denmark, as well as Germany and the United Kingdom, are cooperating within the European Union to create a European missile defense and air defense system," Tusk said.

According to him, Iran's attack on Israel confirmed the importance of having an "iron dome."

"I am pleased that Prime Minister Frederiksen has positively reacted to my intention to involve Poland in this project in Europe," Tusk said.

The Iron Dome is a mobile air defense system. Israel is the only country in the world that operates it at the national level. The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range missiles and artillery shells.

EU defense

The issue of developing the defense industry has become very relevant for Europe lately. This is particularly related to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine and the need to assist our country.

In early January, European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton proposed creating a €100 billion fund to develop the European defense industry.

Additionally, Bloomberg reported that the EU will aim for half of its defense systems to be procured within the bloc by 2025, while currently, the majority of armaments are purchased from third countries.