ELN Policy Fellow Katarina Kertysova was interviewed by Euractiv about a recent NATO survey looking at how citizens perceive the principles of collective defense, increasing funding, or working with the EU, Russia or China. She argued that the government and ministries in Slovakia must continue to improve communication about the Alliance and the country’s role in it towards the general public. It should focus in particular on “young people who are more likely to perceive non-military threats if they are skeptical of the NATO”. The article (in Slovak) can be found here.
ELN Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland interviewed by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant on a possible European military operation in the Strait of Hormuz.
On the day of the second ministerial meeting of the European Intervention Initiative (E2I) in the Netherlands, Alice Billon-Galland spoke to Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant about what is at stake for France and what E2I means for European security.
Brexit incentivises the discussions about the role of the non-EU NATO members – including Turkey – in European defence and security, argue Ambassadors Fatih Ceylan and Tacan Ildem. They write that a process of developing a new transatlantic compact could be launched at the upcoming NATO Summit.