NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Committee on Foreign Affairs
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Committee on Foreign Affairs

MEPs will discuss how to address the security and geostrategic challenges that the EU is facing today with the NATO chief on Tuesday afternoon.

MEPs in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) and Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (DNAT) will discuss the current security situation in Europe and the world with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday.

The pressure is increasing on multilateral cooperation and institutions, warned MEPs at the plenary session in Strasbourg last week. In order to defend the global rule-based order that is founded on international and humanitarian law and multilateral treaties, the European Union has to team up with like-minded EU strategic partners, in particular NATO, they stressed in two resolutions assessing the state of play of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), which were adopted by the full House.

Because of the lasting deterioration in the Union’s security environment, MEPs also raised the issue of necessity to develop and strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy. This, however, does not represent a challenge to NATO and does not undermine the current security architecture in Europe, they said.

When: Tuesday, 21 January, from 16.30 – 17.30 CET

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, Antall building, room

You can follow the meeting live.