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The EU and NATO have agreed 34 new actions as part of the ongoing implementation of the 2016 Joint Declaration. These deepen cooperation and also expand cooperation to new issues, including by addressing military mobility, information sharing in the fight against terrorism, and promoting women’s role in peace and security.
Any action that would undermine efforts towards a two-State solution in the Middle East must be avoided, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Brussels on 5 December. The crisis in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal were also on the agenda of the bilateral meeting.
Since 2008, the EU has provided more than €1.2 billion in assistance to Somalia. The EU’s aid focuses on three sectors: state building and securing peace, food security and education. Abdulkadir Muktar, a Somali Security officer, explains why investing in Somali security is a wise choice for European citizens.