NATO Summit Puts EU’s Security Ambitions Back in the Spotlight

NATO Summit Puts EU’s Security Ambitions Back in the Spotlight
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Council President Donald Tusk, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO summit, Warsaw, Poland, July 8, 2016 (AP photo by Czarek Sokolowski).

Leaders from NATO, its partner countries, the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank met in Warsaw last week for the alliance’s largest-ever summit. Among the key outcomes from the gathering, NATO leaders agreed to deploy four battalions to the Baltic countries and Poland in order to counter the growing threat from Russia; resolved to continue funding Afghan security forces and keep NATO forces in Afghanistan beyond 2016 for training purposes; and offered continued support for Ukraine’s military modernization efforts. Perhaps the most overlooked agreement to emerge from the Warsaw summit was the joint declaration between the EU […]

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