Secretary General welcomes closer NATO-EU cooperation

  • 18 May. 2017 -
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  • Last updated: 18 May. 2017 13:20

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the progress being made in closer cooperation between the Alliance and the European Union in a meeting with EU Defence Ministers on Thursday (18 May 2017). He highlighted that this cooperation has reached a new level.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

The Secretary General highlighted cyber defence as an example of tangible progress. During the recent ransomware attacks, NATO issued a warning to all Allies, as well as the EU, and exchanged information with the EU. The EU’s cyber security hub CERT-EU has also been granted access to NATO’s Malware Information Sharing Platform. “Now NATO and the EU are able to share information in real time on cyber-attacks,” said Mr. Stoltenberg.

The Secretary General and High Representative Mogherini will report on the progress of NATO-EU cooperation to the Councils of both organisations next month. This cooperation will also be highlighted at the upcoming meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels on May 25.