NATO head says Europe safer with Britain in EU
LONDON— The Latest on the British referendum on EU membership. The chief of the NATO alliance says Britain remaining in the European Union is key for trans-Atlantic security and common efforts to fight violent extremism.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday “it’s up to the people of Great Britain to decide whether to remain or leave.”
But he added, he can say what matters for NATO: “A strong U.K. in a strong Europe is good for the U.K., but it’s also good for NATO.”
Stoltenberg spoke to The Associated Press one day before British voters are to cast ballots in a referendum on EU membership. He said that to face a daunting array of contemporary security threats, “we need a strong Europe and a strong NATO together.”—AP