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The EU and NATO announced the creation of a joint working group whose goal is to improve the protection of critical infrastructure in the bloc, DPA reported.

"We witnessed the sabotage of Nord Stream. It showed that we have to be ready and that we will have to confront this new type of threat," said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Ursula von der Leyen - German doctor and politician (née Albrecht). Ursula Gertrude Albrecht is. 

In September, a total of four leaks were discovered on the Nord Stream-1 and Nord Stream-2 gas pipelines after explosions in the Danish and Swedish waters of the Baltic Sea, and Stockholm confirmed that it was sabotage, DPA recalls. 

"Our NATO and EU experts will work together to identify threats to our critical infrastructure and address strategic weaknesses," Von der Leyen explained today in Brussels.

The new unit will deal with critical infrastructure in the fields of transport, energy, digital technology and space.

Yesterday, the EU and NATO signed a joint declaration for even closer cooperation in the field of defense.

Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission