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Air Policing over the western balkans

NATO takes its responsibility to ensure the integrity, safety and security of its airspace very seriously. For member nations that do not have the necessary air capabilities, agreements exist to ensure a single standard of security across European NATO airspace.

Just as the four Balkans States, NATO members Albania, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia and Montenegro don't have the required aircraft assets to contribute to NATO Air Policing over their own territories. Hence the skies over these countries are secured by other Allies' Air Forces.

In the case of Albania, Republic of North Macedonia and Montenegro, the mission is executed jointly by the Italian and the Greek Air Force. In the case of Slovenia, efforts are shared between the Italian and the Hungarian Air Force.

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