Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine and successful military expansion of Muslim fundamentalists in Iraq, Syria and Libya have caused tensions and instability in regions both to the east and south of the European Union at the same time. How can the EU respond simultaneously to security threats in both of EU’s neighbouring regions? What should be an effective response to hybrid warfare and how to improve cooperation between the EU and NATO? These and many other issues will be addressed by the delegates of the Inter-parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP).
The conference organised in Riga is expected to welcome more than 300 foreign and security policy experts from EU member states, candidate countries and partner countries, including parliamentarians, high officials from the EU and NATO, as well as foreign and military experts.