Strategic partnership: Third Joint Declaration on EU-NATO cooperation
Common security challenges
The strategic partnership between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) continues to strengthen long-lasting commitments to promoting peace and prosperity in the Euro-Atlantic area. On January 10th, 2023, the third Joint Declaration on EU-NATO Cooperation was signed in order to address common security challenges. Thus, the transcendence of underlining the priority areas of cooperation.
The exponential growth of geopolitical competition extrapolates the EU-NATO partnership to other destabilizing sectors. The outbreak of war in Ukraine stresses the pertinence of guaranteeing global stability and security, highlighting the need for mitigation measures. As stated by NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, “authoritarian actors challenge our interests, values and democratic principles through military but also political, economic and technological means”. Hence, the importance of revitalizing collaboration (notably in the sector of technologies) so that new emerging threats are properly tackled.