While the Baltic states and Poland kept themselves busy receiving allied reinforcements in the framework of NATO‘s Enhanced Forward Presence, things have been heating up on the other side of the globe – on the Korean peninsula.
NATO is the "bulwark of international peace and security" but its European members "must pay what they owe," US President Donald Trump said alongside the political head of the military alliance.
An exclusive interview with Maksym Khylko, PhD, Chairman of the Board at the East European Security Research Initiative Foundation; Senior Research Fellow at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Several NATO Allies and European Union members came together in Helsinki on Tuesday (11 April 2017), formally agreeing to establish a European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in the Finnish capital. At a ceremony attended by Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, officials from NATO and the European Union welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the Centre, which will open later in 2017.
Germany has signaled support for the American military action - without explicitly backing it, calling the strikes "limited and targeted." But the opposition criticized the Trump administration's move.
The latest rejuvenation of the European defence project underscores more clearly than ever that EU member states will have to make not just financial but political sacrifices if they really want improved security.
Russia believes Slovakia is the only Visegrád country that may leave NATO, which is why its propaganda apparatus is targeting it. EURACTIV Slovakia partner Dennik N reports on Moscow’s information war in the region.
NATO Secretary General’s Annual Report shows how the Alliance is adapting to face a more dangerous world
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg published his annual report today (Monday 13 March), showing how in 2016 the Alliance, “took further steps to keep our almost one billion citizens safe.”
The result of the upcoming French election will either force the EU to take a giant step backwards or rejuvenate it.
Under pressure from Donald Trump, the herbivores are thinking about eating meat