Disinfo: NATO’s hybrid centre has a license to kill

Summary

Secret US and NATO military espionage centre has been given unlimited powers in Finnish law. The hybrid centre has a license to kill.

Disproof

No evidence given. The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) is not a NATO centre, it doesn't practise espionage and it doesn't have unlimited powers.

Hybrid CoE is an instrument of its participating countries: Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Participation in the Centre is open to EU Member States and NATO Allies.

Hybrid CoE will serve as a hub of expertise and follow academic-based approach.
www.hybridcoe.fi/about-us/,

The centre performs its functions in Finland in accordance with national legislation that entered into force on 1 July 2017.
finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2017/20170417,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Finnish
  • Country: US, Finland
  • Keywords: NATO

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Disproof

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