Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece have formalized an agreement to facilitate the rapid movement of military personnel and equipment across their borders, as reported by Romania's defense ministry on Thursday. The urgency for NATO and the European Union to accelerate their readiness, particularly in the ability to swiftly deploy reinforcements, has heightened following Russia's 2022 incursion into Ukraine. NATO has identified excessive bureaucratic hurdles as a significant obstacle to troop mobility within Europe. The initiative to establish a unified military mobility corridor among the three NATO and EU member states was conceived during the NATO summit in Washington. This corridor is designed "to enhance transport routes to meet military mobility requirements by developing road and rail links between the involved countries, minimizing bureaucratic delays during peacetime, and ensuring optimal efficiency in crisis situations," according to the Romanian ministry. Additionally, the three nations are considering linking their Aegean and Black Sea ports. Romania and Bulgaria are already collaborating with Turkey to address the issue of floating mines in the Black Sea. Furthermore, the defense ministers of Romania and Bulgaria signed a memorandum on Thursday to create a regional command center for special operations, which will oversee and coordinate NATO's special forces operations in the Black Sea area.