A stronger EU security and defence also means a stronger NATO reveal main conclusions of the report on EU-NATO relations adopted today in Strasbourg. According to rapporteur and S&D coordinator for security and defence, Ioan Mircea Pașcu, «both EU and NATO are confronted with the same challenges and threats, share the same values in their activities devoted to preserving peace and security in a rules-based international system, and are complementary in their respective missions. However, the transatlantic relationship has become strained following the recent trade disputes between the US and its allies. Under the circumstances, besides trying to manage these disputes, we have to preserve and accelerate the existing good momentum in EU-NATO collaboration». Ioan Mircea Pașcu added : «Controlling hybrid threats, countering cyber-attacks, building resilience, sharing situational awareness, increased information sharing, fighting terrorism, continuous improvement of cooperation on missions and operations at both strategic and tactical level, and military mobility represent concrete domains for closer collaboration between the EU and NATO».
Photo: Ioan Mircea Pașcu / Didier Bauweraerts / Copyright © European Union 2018 – Source: EP
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