Swede likely to head top military council

Barring a late surprise, Håkan Syrén will become the EU's leading military voice on defence matters.

The supreme commander of Sweden’s armed forces, Håkan Syrén, appears likely to become the next chairman of the EU’s highest military council, the European Union Military Committee, as no other candidate has emerged to succeed the current occupant, France’s General Henri Bentégeat.

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