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NATO-EU STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR COUNTERING HYBRID THREATS
NATO-EU STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR COUNTERING HYBRID THREATS

Author(s): Costinel Nicolae MAREȘI
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: strategic partnership; NATO-EU; hybrid threat; strategic communication; cyber defense.
Summary/Abstract: The start of NATO-EU strategic partnership in countering hybrid threats was marked on July 8, 2016. At the NATO summit in Warsaw the president of the European Council Donald Tusk, the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg signed a joint statement on EU-NATO cooperation in the field of defense and security. The discussions held by both parties at this summit aimed at starting joint projects against a common adversary, the 21st century hybrid threats. The general opinion was for increasing the ability to counter hybrid threats by strengthening resilience, by exchanging timely information and partnerships between intelligence departments, for building a strategic communication coordinated between both parties, as well as for having corresponding and coordinated military exercises built on countering hybrid threat scenario.