Stoltenberg believes that NATO is needed for the prosperity of Europe
The European Union cannot defend Europe without the help of NATO. This at a press conference with President of France Emmanuel Macron said the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
According to him, NATO remains the only platform in which North America and Europe to solve common strategic issues
“We do it every day, and that such issues as the fight against terrorism, how to act towards a more assertive Russia, in connection with the rise of China,” – said Stoltenberg.
In his opinion, the EU could not defend Europe itself, as the unity of the EU will not be able to replace the unity of NATO.
“A strong NATO and a strong European Union are two sides of the same coin. Both necessary to preserve freedom and prosperity in Europe”, – said Stoltenberg.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that the Makron will initiate amendments to the Treaty on European Union in order to make the European Union more independent from NATO in defence matters.
Earlier also it became known that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump goes to a significant reduction in their collective contributions to the NATO budget.