September 2016

Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany gathered today for their annual “3+1” meeting in Riga. The agenda of the meeting covered cooperation between the Baltic States and Germany, current foreign and security policy challenges in Europe and beyond, as well as the future of the European Union.

Security and Brexit in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

By Frida Gunnarsson

EU-scepticism, immigration and NATO-membership. After the British vote to leave the European Union, all European countries are debating the possible effects of Brexit to themselves and to the union as a whole. One of the themes debated is security. In Sweden, reporting on security implications of Brexit is largely ignored by the media, but the right-wing parties are using Brexit as an argument for NATO-membership. In Denmark, the debate is greater and dominated by domestic issues related to immigration. In Norway, the debate is limited and revolves around EFTA and EEA-arrangements.

Cooperation between the European institutions and the Member States of the European Union is key to resolving current crises

Brussels (5 September) – The State Secretary at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Government Plenipotentiary for the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, Ivan Korčok, presented the Slovak Presidency's priorities in the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) on Monday.