Proposal for collective countermeasures as part of a new EU hybrid toolbox

A much-needed modernization of European response to hybrid threats - Policy Paper



Renew Europe calls on all EU institutions and member states to mode rnise responses against new threats. In a new EU hybrid toolbox, the Union should be able to re spond quickly and e ffectively to new thre ats. Re new Europe believes collective countermeasures must be part of that toolbox. Responses in solidarity by injured and non-injured states will influence the current calculus of low cost, low risk and high reward of our adversaries and in doing so, shape a renewed and strong posture for the EU. Such collective countermeasures are possible through a contemporary interpretation and implementation of the international legal framework. Growing aggression in the grey zone make such an approach politically and legally imperative. The EU must build on the momentum of the Strategic Compass and of the Conference on the Future of Europe to innovate and increase its geopolitical footprint through solidarity among Member States and allies.

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