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The European Union and NATO announce the creation of a joint task force to address threats to “critical infrastructure”.

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Jens Stolltenberg and Ursula von der Leyen before the European Commission seminar.

Jens Stolltenberg and Ursula von der Leyen before the European Commission seminar.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Jens Stolltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, announced this Wednesday, January 11, the creation of a new European Union-NATO task force to work on “the resilience of critical infrastructures”, a move that reflects the new ” collaboration orientation.

“Saw sabotage on Nord Stream which showed us that we must be prepared and that we need to confront this new type of threat,” von der Leyen said in joint statements ahead of the meeting, included in the European Commission Seminar.

“Specialists from NATO and the European Union will work hand in hand to identify key threats to critical infrastructure and explore strategic vulnerabilities,” he explained, adding that the next step would be to develop guidelines “to build resilience and propose mitigation measures.” and corrective actions.

OUR Joint Task Force on Resilient Critical Infrastructure It will start by integrating four sectors: transport, energy, digital and space, and then report directly to member states and allies — “now 23 if you count Finland and Sweden,” he added.

For Jens Stolltenberg, this represents “another step” in strengthening the alliance between the European Union and NATO. After Russia’s “brutal invasion of Ukraine” that “changed our security,” this partnership is “more important than ever.” He adds that the new Task Force will make “societies stronger and safer.”

“Potentially necessary changes in security policy” in Europe will also be the subject of a seminar between Brussels and NATO this Wednesday.

“We know that our adversaries and competitors are using every possible tool to challenge us and endanger our security,” said Ursula von der Leyen, who also referred to the need to increase the defense potential of Europe, recalling that Member States with The war began, military spending began to increase. “We need to spend more, but also better.”.

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“Potentially necessary changes in security policy” in Europe will also be the subject of a seminar between Brussels and NATO this Wednesday. “We know that our adversaries and competitors are using every possible tool to challenge us and endanger our security,” said Ursula von der Leyen, who also referred to the need to increase the defense potential of Europe, recalling that Member States with The war began, military spending began to increase. “We need to spend more, but also better,” he said.

The NATO Secretary General also spoke at the Third Joint Declaration on Meeting the Challenges of War, signed on Tuesday 10 January, strengthening the relationship between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Brussels. On the table are, for example, “growing geostrategic competition”, in particular from China, “new and debilitating technologies” that could threaten the infrastructure of Europe and the countries that are members of the military alliance, and Moscow’s attempts to interfere.

Source: Observador

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