27 October 2016

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Obama to offer NATO to "cooperate more closely" with EU - NYT

U.S. President Barack Obama at the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw will emphasize the need for the European Union to cooperate more closely with NATO in countering cyberattacks, coordinating military drills and patrolling the central Mediterranean, The New York Times reports citing its sources in the White House.


“The departure of Britain from the European Union is likely to have significant, if not immediate, effects on Europe’s security,” NYT wrote.

Some experts express fear that it will weaken the response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and pose problems for NATO.

NATO pledges political and practical support for Ukraine The article said such offer of closer NATO-EU collaboration has long been a goal of the United States, but the exit of Britain from the EU makes it more urgent, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in advance of the NATO meeting.

European diplomats also said they expected France and Germany to consider closer military integration within the European Union.

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