Member of the European Parliament Welcome Remarks to ATA Conference, Brussels

Speech
by Mr. Michael GAHLER, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party, Federal Republic of Germany, Member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence
During the ATA Conference “NATO-EU Cooperation after the Warsaw Summit: Countering Hybrid Warfare

Hybrid warfare is threatening the transatlantic community at an unprecedented speed. The fight against terror, guaranteeing energy security and managing the refugee crisis require strong multilateral cooperation. At a conference on how to advance EU-NATO cooperation on hybrid warfare, Michael Gahler, Member of European Parliament and spokesperson on security on defence of the EPP Group, called on all member states to work together: “I deeply hope that this time member states will convince us that they are able and willing to overcoming roadblocks of EU – NATO cooperation and implement existing decisions and keep their promises.”

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Senior Program Officer for European and International Affairs. He is responsible for managing the relations with the NATO SPS division. He is lead author and editor of the book "The Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Against Emerging Security Challenges” published by NATO. Alessandro has been selected by the IASSP (Istituto di Alti Studi Strategici e Politici per la Leadership in Milan) for the programme Indipendent Ph.D in Governance and Political culture. Prior, he worked at the EU Commission at DG Regio & Urban Policy and he was a Consultant at Capgemini working on the SAP-SRM Project for the European Space Agency (ESA). Futhermore, He collaborated with the Department of European Planning and Governance from Roma Capitale. He has graduated cum laude in Political Science and European Studies and holds a Post-Graduate Master in Geo-politics and Global Security.