EU defense ambitions should not duplicate NATO, – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the Alliance welcomed the increased defense efforts by the European Union….

Official’s remarks came a day after reports of Germany, along with four other EU states, launching an initiative to establish an EU-wide crisis reaction force….

“NATO’s cooperation with the EU has already reached “an unprecedented level,” Stoltenberg said at a press conference following a meeting with the alliance’s defense ministers.

“What is needed are more capabilities, not new structures,” Stoltenberg said. “Our trans-Atlantic alliance remains the bedrock for our security.”