3 June 2021
Sixth progress report on the implementation of the common set of proposals endorsed by EU and NATO Councils on 6 December 2016 and 5 December 2017 3 June 2021 This year marks the fifth anniversary of the signature of the Warsaw Joint Declaration of 8 July 2016 by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty. [...] - The first-ever meeting of the NATO Secretary General with the College of EU Commissioners in December 2020 and his exchange with the members of the European Council in February 2021 underscored the growing complexity of common challenges and the need to find common responses. [...] Following the 2020 exchange between the staffs regarding the respective networks of National Points of Contact for military mobility, the Director General of the EU Military Staff shared with the Director General of the Internal Military Staff the updated list of the EU Member States' National Point of Contact for Military Mobility in March 2021, established in the framework of the PESCO project M. [...] In April 2021, NATO staff participated in the virtual Research and Technology Conference on the Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Defence organised by the EDA and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU. [...] In March 2021, the Secretary General of NATO addressed the joint meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) and the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), in association with the Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (DNAT) of the European Parliament; he also gave a keynote speech at the Inter- Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Polic.