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 Duda signs law to favor transfer and deployment of NATO troops in Poland

President of Poland Andrzej Duda has signed amendments to the law on the principles of the presence and movement of foreign troops in the territory of Poland.

This was announced by presidential press service, Censor.NET reports referring to Radio Poland.

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The said amendments make it possible to call for NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force not only in emergency but also at peace.

According to the law, the president of Poland, at the request of the minister of defense and with the prior consent of the prime minister, may authorize the presence of foreign troops (mainly NATO and the EU) in the territory of Poland in the framework of strengthening the Polish Armed Forces in peacetime.

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The official permit should specify the purpose of stay and the number of foreign troops, as well as other particulars important for the Polish defense. Depending on the situation, the allied troops will be granted powers equal to that of the Polish army.
 
 
 
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