At its Spring Session, held in Luxembourg from 19 to 22 May 2023, the Assembly adopted two declarations, containing its recommendations for the NATO Summit in Vilnius (11 to 12 July).
To accelerate NATO’s adaptation in an age of strategic competition, the Summit must, among others:
- demonstrate Allies’ rock-solid unity and resolve while accelerating NATO’s adaptation;
- operationalise the commitment to shared democratic values reaffirmed in the new Strategic Concept, including by establishing a Centre for Democratic Resilience at NATO Headquarters;
- accelerate the full implementation of the new baseline for NATO’s enhanced deterrence and defence posture;
- agree new defence spending and investment commitments beyond 2024, exceeding a minimum investment level of 2% of GDP for defence;
- boost awareness of China’s systemic challenge, including attempts to partner with Russia in undermining democracy and the rules-based international order;
- continue efforts to counter, deter, defend and respond to threats posed by terrorist groups.
To stand united and resolute in support of Ukraine, the Summit should, among others:
- send a strong message of practical and political support for Ukraine;
- increase and speed up Allied support, and sustain this support for as long as it takes for Ukraine to prevail and restore in full its territorial integrity;
- commit additional funding for a strategic multi-year NATO assistance programme for Ukraine;
- reconfirm that Ukraine's rightful place is in NATO and agree on the next significant steps towards Ukraine’s membership; and
- highlight the need for firm future security guarantees for Ukraine until acquiring NATO membership.
Read the declarations below ⤵️