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Canada and EU have shared security interests

By Peteris Ustubs      

We are in this together. As friends and partners, Canada and the EU have the opportunity to enhance our shared interests by building collaboration on security and defence issues.

The EU is firmly anchored in NATO. Our transtlantic Alliance was, is, and will remain the main security pillar for the EU. But we know that we have to do more, and do it better. PESCO and the new EU security architecture is our response to the challenges and threats of today and tomorrow, writes Peteris Ustubs.

The long-standing norms of international peace and security are under strain in ways that the world has not experienced in decades. In challenging times such as these, friends and allies need to stand together. Canada and the European Union (EU) have close commercial, political, and historical relationships, built on a foundation of shared culture and values. Now is the time for us to work together to strengthen our defence cooperation.

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