A look at the Defence news 2 – 8 March

Bijleveld calls to strengthen NATO and the EU for the security of Europe

Europe must take greater responsibility for its own security. Netherlands Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld-Schouten once again cited this often-repeated position.

Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten.

Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten

She commented that as far as she is concerned, action is required from both NATO and the EU, and that the moment has come to make their ambitions concrete.
She made these statements in Zagreb, at the 2-day informal meeting between the Foreign Affairs Council and the Ministers of Defence.

Rapid response team to provide answer to cyber threat

A rapid response cyber team is to be established, consisting of experts from various countries. The team will assist the participating countries in securing themselves against cyber threats. The countries involved are Estonia, Finland, Croatia, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania. They have signed a memorandum of understanding. This represents the next phase of the intention to cooperate in the project on cyber rapid response teams and mutual assistance in cyber security.