On 6th July 2020, the parties to the Open Skies Treaty convened to discuss the U.S. withdrawal and the future of the Treaty. In her interview for the Pravda daily (in Slovak), ELN Policy Fellow Katarina Kertysova explains the value added of the treaty for its European member states, including Slovakia, and what they can do to save it.
Media coverage | 6 July 2020
Interview with ELN Policy Fellow Katarina Kertysova featured in Pravda
ELN Live Brief on the US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty
This ELN brief on the Open Skies Treaty (OST) has live updates, including European and Russian reactions, to the US withdrawal from the Treaty.
ELN Group Statement: Saving the Open Skies Treaty
The ELN has issued a group statement, signed by 16 former high ranking military and defence figures from across Europe, urging all parties to remain in the agreement.
Closing the sky would lose all the security advantages of keeping it open
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