Secretary General at European Council: NATO and the EU must do even more together

  • 26 Feb. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 26 Feb. 2021 09:40

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed leaders in the European Council on Friday (26 February 2021), arguing for further strengthening NATO-EU cooperation and the NATO 2030 initiative.

Speaking alongside President Charles Michel before the meeting, the Secretary General said that today’s challenges are too serious for any country or continent to face alone, but require Europe and North America to work together even more closely. He added that 90 percent of EU citizens live in a NATO country, and we share the same neighbourhood and the same challenges, so NATO and the EU should build on already strong cooperation to boost the resilience of our societies, invest in new technologies, combat climate change, and support partners.

Read the Secretary General's joint doorstep statement here