With Switzerland’s Chairmanship of the OSCE drawing to a close, Swiss Foreign Minister and Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter called on all participating States to redouble efforts at overcoming the crisis of European security and help strengthen the OSCE as an anchor of cooperative security in Europe.
Security in Europe has deteriorated markedly in 2014, Burkhalter noted. The Ukraine crisis has become one of the worst crises in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian area since the end of the Cold War. It has brought human suffering to the Ukrainian people and has negatively impacted on security and stability in the OSCE area and beyond. …read more