Prospective Horizons of Further Cooperation between NATO and the EU


At present, it can be seen a tangible progress in the NATO-EU common approach to deal with challenging security issues. Paradoxically, it has been economic recession in combination with growing danger of arising armed conflicts, specifically on the European continent territory, to start up the closer cooperation between NATO and the EU. Logically, the current security situation ended in conclusions that the complementarity between NATO and the EU became a real necessity and only interaction between the Alliance and Union’s security and defence policies could bring required effects, while upholding global and local security stability.  The article is available only in the Czech language. For more information please contact editors.

Zdeněk PETRÁŠ, PhD. (Colonel ret.) born in 1964, in 1989 graduated from the Military College of Land Forces in Vyskov (CZE). In 2008, he completed master´s degree at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris, in defence industry dynamics. In 2016, he obtained PhD. degree in economics and management program at the University of Defence Brno (CZE), specialising in military capability assessment. After several years spent as a staff officer at the General Staff of the Czech Forces and in NATO and EU military structures, he currently works as a researcher-fellow at the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies. He is systematically engaged in issues related to defence planning and he is an author of a few articles and publications dealing with this topic.

Country: Czech Republic


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