[EPA-EFE/Stepan Franko]

Partnership with NATO gives Kiev a better access to NATO programmes or intelligence materials. Opportunities for Ukraine troops will improve as they will be able to occupy positions in international NATO command structures and units. NATO benefits from this partnership as well.

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"My vision for NATO 2030 is not about reinventing NATO. It is about making our strong Alliance even stronger, said Jens Stoltenberg. According to Stoltenberg, Alliance must advance militarily, politically, and also as a relevant international actor.

[EFE-EPA/Oliver Hoslet]

Studies show that in case of the United States withdrawing itself from NATO, European countries would have to invest hundreds of billions of euros to fill the budget hole. Although the draft of the defense budget is greater than expected, some departments, including the European Defense Fund, will receive less money. Paris may demand its increase.

New Slovak government does not seem to have the intention to change government's policy toward Turkey. Government still supports Turkey's EU integration ambitions. Both countries primarily stress bilateral investment potential and trade.