Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German FM | April 3, 2009
On April 4 the Atlantic Alliance will celebrate its 60th birthday. ++ An apt occasion to review its tasks and raison d'etre with a changed décor and security challenges. ++ There are several issues to tackle. ++ It is clear is that Article 5 should remain at the core of NATO and new tasks and memberships should only take place if accompanied by an effective increase in the security of the members. ++The Strasbourg-Kehl Summit won't find answers to all questions but is an opportuniy to "launch an effective process for addressing them."