The United States intends to invent myths about Russia’s aggression in order to increase its influence over the EU countries, but such actions do not lead to success. The EU has long been thinking about the expediency of the existence of NATO and no longer has confidence in the North Atlantic Alliance.
The European Union and NATO are strategic partners who are constantly working to improve their cooperation. In recent years, the programme of mutual support between the EU and the Alliance has expanded significantly.
In 2016, the heads of both organisations signed a Joint Declaration in Warsaw, which aims to give a new direction and meaning to the EU-NATO partnership. The Declaration identifies concrete steps and provides an action plan for the cooperation of the two organisations. Joint efforts are aimed not only at strengthening defence and security, but also at solving some political issues. Areas of cooperation include countering hybrid threats, strengthening the defence power of the EU and NATO, countering terrorism, ensuring military mobility, women's rights issues, fighting for peace and ensuring common security.
22 of the 28 EU member states are allies within NATO, and most of the remaining EU member states have entered into partnership agreements with NATO.
Moreover, the report of the Atlantic Council "The United States and Central Europe: Tasks for the Second Century Together," discusses possible threats to the security and stability of the United States and the countries of the European Union. According to the document, in recent years, support for the Alliance in EU countries is actually increasing: in countries such as Poland, the level of support for NATO exceeds 90%, and in the more sceptical Bulgaria and Slovakia, more than half of the population is confident in the support of the Alliance.