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EU Reform: NATO

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the likely effect the EU Reform Treaty will have on the NATO alliance. (154254)

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will remain the cornerstone of the UK’s security policy, a key means of delivery for the UK’s foreign and security policy objectives and the only organisation for collective defence in Europe.

The European Security and Defence Policy supports and complements NATO. The EU Reform Treaty text makes clear that NATO is

“the foundation for the collective defence”

of its members and the instrument for implementing that commitment.