Assemblée parlementaire de l'OTAN
Luxembourg 18 May 2013, Georgia’s feuding political parties were urged on Saturday to cool tensions between them as their country seeks to join NATO and the European Union. “Now is the time for a normal democratic process. Bitter rhetoric and mutual accusations must be toned down,” Italian Senator Lucio Malan told legislators at the spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg 19 May 2013, The energy revolution that has enabled Canada and the United States to unlock vast reserves of oil and gas could have profound economic and security implications for the NATO Alliance, legislators from allied nations heard Saturday. “This is something that is going to change not only the energy market in the world, but everything else,” said Jeppe Kofod, deputy head of the Danish delegation to NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly. “It has huge political and geo-strategic implications.”
Luxembourg 18 May 2013, NATO should respond to the growing strategic relevance of the Asia-Pacific by developing its own outreach programme for the region in addition to the new US focus there, Alliance lawmakers were told Saturday. "European allies too have a vested interest in the stability and security of the region and it would be short sighted if they would not step up their engagement," said Ojars Kalnins, head of Latvia's delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Luxembourg May 18 2013, The European Union’s top justice official invited NATO on Saturday to work more closely with the EU to combat cyber-crime and create a safe Internet environment where citizen’s rights and personal data are protected.
Luxembourg 18 May 2013, Parliamentarians from NATO countries expressed grave concern Saturday (today) at the mounting civilian casualties in the Syrian conflict. However, they acknowledged that the options for international action to end the bloodshed are limited as long as the United Nations Security Council remains divided.