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“Europe must think more seriously about its own investment and defence capability”, says Vike-Freiberga “Europe must think more seriously about its own investment and defence capability”, says Vike-Freiberga

Nov 102017

“Europe must think more seriously about its own investment and defence capability”, says Vike-Freiberga

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, president of the WLA-Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, was a speaker at the Warsaw Security Forum hold in November 8-9 in Poland.

The Forum aims to discuss and bring light to European security issues. Freiberga, an expert on the field of defence and security, participated in the session “NATO is back in business: The future of the transatlantic Alliance”, where she asked for a more determined political action in the western countries.

Among the participants were Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe; Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, and Mateusz MorawieckiDeputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Finance of Poland; and other high level representatives and experts on security.

 

 
The discussions centered on how to improve transatlantic relations, the idea of a common defence space in Europe, cybersecurity and current terrorist threats.


As the Forum itself explains, nowadays there are military and non-military threats, and security issues are at the top of the political agenda. The lesser presence of America in Europe and the lessening defence spending by some European countries has made Central Europe a key player in the field.


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