EU defense ministers agree to Greece’s proposal to run Red Sea operation from Larissa HQ

The informal EU defense ministers’ council accepted Greece’s proposal to manage the European operation ‘Shields’ in the Red Sea from the Hellenic EU Operations Headquarters in Larissa, central Greece, National Defense Minister Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday.

Following the meeting, Dendias said in a post on X (former Twitter), “At the Informal Council of Defense Ministers of the EU, today in Brussels, during the discussion on the European Operation ‘SHIELDS’ in the Red Sea, I informed my counterparts that Greece offers the Larissa Headquarters as a Headquarters for the Operation, as well as that it has the preparedness to assume the management of the operation. Our offer was positively received.”