Written by Jacopo Maria Bosica
Edited by Michele Puggia
Supervised by Cansu Macit Karaduman
On June 16th 2023, NATO and the EU released their 8th progress report on the implementation of the common set of proposals endorsed by the respective Councils on December 6th 2016 and December 5th 2017. This info flash aims at identifying elements of change and continuity in bilateral cooperation dynamics compared to the 7th progress report published on June 20th 2022.
After an introductory section with some background information on EU-NATO cooperation’s progress vis-à-vis contemporary security trends, it tries to stress similarities and differences between the two reports in three areas: cyber security and defence (section I), defence capabilities (section II) and defence and security capacity building (section III). A final section with an overall assessment of the progress being made in such areas will follow.