Europacafe 31/5: European security – a tango for two

Who is responsible for Europe’s security?

Europe has recently experienced terrorist attacks and there is an increased feeling of a “new security situation”. The EU, more than NATO has been called upon, to meet the threats. At the same time, cooperation and common solutions are called upon between these two institutions.

Europacafe 310516In July 2016, NATO holds its summit in Warsaw, and the EU is currently developing its Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) as well as a new global strategy.
– Will these two institutions find a common ground to serve the European security needs?
– How will a NATO/non-EU member country like Norway most efficiently find and uphold its security interests and needs in a NATO/EU-framework?

Welcome to Europcafe debate 31st May, six o’clock, at Litteraturhuset, Oslo

Introducing Monica Mattsson Kämpe (Folk og Forsvar) as moderator. And the following competent panel:

– Ambassador Tomasz Chłoń, Department of Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland
– State Secretary Øystein Bø, Ministry of Defence, Norway
– Senior Researcher Per M. Norheim-Martinsen, Norwegian Institute for Defence

After opening statements and a inter panel debate there will be time for Q&As. The meeting will end at 19:30 and will be streamed live and you may also take part in the debate on twitter #europacafe

This meeting is co-organized by the European Movement in Norway and Folk og Forsvar, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.

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