The German armed forces checks a media report, according to recruiting experts from other EU member States. The recruitment of EU citizens for special activities was “not an Option”, which would be examined, to quote the Newspapers of the Funke media group on Thursday the inspector General of the Bundeswehr, Eberhard anger. “We’re talking about here, for example, by Doctors or IT specialists,” said the highest-ranking military. In times of shortage of skilled workers, the German armed forces must “in all directions” and the matching young endeavour.

The Federal government has to be consulted according to the report, the EU-Partner. The majority of States, particularly from Eastern Europe, responded accordingly, but restrained. The defence Commissioner of the Bundestag, Hans-Peter Bartels, said the spark-Newspapers, the recruitment of EU-foreigners “a kind of normality”. In the troop there is already a lot of soldiers with immigrant or dual nationality.

Meanwhile, the number of soldiers in the Bundeswehr. “We reach at the end of this year, the brand from 182,000 soldiers, 2500, more time and professional soldiers than a year ago and an increase of 6500 compared to the all-time low in 2016,” said defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) the “Rheinische Post” of Thursday. With twelve percent share of women, a new maximum was reached. By 2025, the number of soldiers is expected to rise, according to new plans on a total of 203,000.