The NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations visited the Alliance's Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway, on 14 May 2010. The Sub-Committee sought to better understand Joint Warfare Centre's efforts and tasks related to the transformation of the Alliance's capabilities as well as the other activities of the Command.
Led by the Sub-Committee Chairman Mr John Sewel, MP, from the United Kingdom, the Delegation was comprised of 19 members, representing 8 different countries. The group received comprehensive briefings on the Joint Warfare Centre and its contribution to NATO's transformation. Although energy security was at the centre of the Committee's agenda during their visit in Oslo, NATO's transformation is one of the main topics regularly discussed by the Parliamentary Assembly, not least in connection with the ongoing efforts to develop a new NATO Strategic Concept.
Bringing together members of parliaments throughout the Atlantic Alliance, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has provided for half a century an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of the NATO Nations, helping to build parliamentary and public consensus in support of Alliance policies.