EU-NATO hybrid threat center launched in Finland

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The EU and NATO have teamed up in Europe’s far north to fight hybrid threats from “tweets to tanks”. A new center of excellence focuses on resilience to menaces from little green men to huge humanitarian catastrophes.

Hybrid threats require hybrid resistance and now the European Union and NATO have established their first joint center to counter the multifaceted menaces to the stability of their members. Finland is the host of the new European Center of Excellence (CoE) for Countering Hybrid Threats, a facility officially inaugurated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini.

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NATO already has two dozen accredited centers of excellence, but this is the EU’s first and the first to link the two organizations. Eleven European nations, including Finland, plus the US, have signed on as supporters…

Read more : Deutsche Welle, 03.10.2017