Czech–Slovak Battlegroup

Czech–Slovak Battlegroup
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Active1 July – 31 December 2009
Country Czech Republic
AllegianceEuropean Union European Union
BranchEU Battlegroup
Part ofEuropean Union Military Staff
Military unit

The Czech–Slovak Battlegroup[2] also, incorrectly, called the Czech–Slovak Battle Group[3] is an EU Battlegroup, led by the Czech Republic, in which Slovakia also participates.


The decision to form the CSB (Czech-Slovak Battlegroup), was made in 2005, and developed in 2006.[4] Between 2006 and 2008, the details of the chain of command were negotiated.[5] The group was active in 2009, and was at full preparedness from 1 July 2009 until 31 December 2009.[1]


The CSB consists of 2,600 soldiers, 2,200 of which are Czechs, and 400 Slovaks.[1] When at full preparedness, the CSB is capable of rapid deployment to anywhere within 6,000 kilometres (3,700 mi) of Brussels.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Marek, Dan; Baun, Michael (2010). The Czech Republic and the European Union. Routledge. p. 157. ISBN 9781136940989.
  2. ^ Bonaiuti, Chiara; Lodovisi, Achille (2010). Sicurezza, controllo e finanza. Le nuove dimensioni del mercato degli armamenti (in Italian). Milan: Editoriale Jaca Book. p. 273. ISBN 978-8816409279. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. ^ Report on the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic: between January 2006 and December 2006. Prague: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. 2007. p. 64. ISBN 978-8086345598. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  4. ^ Czech Republic (2007). Report on the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic: between January 2006 and December 2006. Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky. p. 64. ISBN 9788086345598.
  5. ^ a b Kořan, Michal (2010). Czech Foreign Policy in 2007-2009: Analysis. Ústav mezinárodních vztahů. p. 139. ISBN 9788086506906.
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