Polish and Greek prime ministers submitted a letter to the European Commission urging the creation of a Europe-wide air defence system, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said, Report informs referring to Reuters.

The importance of air defence has been in sharper focus for Poland, which borders Ukraine and has seen missiles enter its airspace.

“I sent a letter to the European Commission, together with (Greek) Prime Minister Mitsotakis, regarding a common European defence policy,” Tusk said during an interview with TVP Info on Thursday evening.

“There is already a very positive reaction from the European Commission to make anti-missile air defence a common task for Europe, because it is a huge amount of money,” he added.

He also said European countries should stop competing while creating their air defence systems and start cooperation, including on joint investments in the defence industry.

“We need less fragmentation and common projects. Like an air defence shield as proposed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Donald Tusk,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on social media platform X on Thursday.