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Operation “Recovery” following: the NATO spokesperson responds

(BRUSSELS2) James Appathurai, the NATO spokesperson, wanted to make a comment on my previous post (read: NATO's operation "recovery" against pirates in Somalia). He denies the existence of competition between the two organizations (NATO and the European Union) or that NATO is looking for a new “raison d'être”, particularly on Somalia. It is an operation “decided by the same governments which are members of the EU”, he recalls. There exists a "full complementarity” with the Union. He also assures of NATO's deep “support” for the “full and complete” development of the ESDP. “What is good for the Union is good for transatlantic relations and also for NATO” he specifies. He also comments on the situation in Afghanistan – citing the commitment of member states -. You can listen to it on Nato Channel Tv


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).