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30 Apr. 2015

Norway takes the lead in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission

Norway will assume lead responsibility for NATO’s air policing mission over the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Friday (1 May 2015). The United Kingdom will also rejoin the mission while Italy and Belgium will continue their participation. A handover ceremony is taking place on Thursday (30 April 2015) at Šiauliai airbase in Lithuania, where Italy will formally transfer lead responsibility for the mission to Norway.

29 Apr. 2015

NATO Secretary General praises Croatia for contributions to shared security

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to NATO headquarters on Wednesday (29 April 2015) for talks on the security environment and NATO’s continued adaptation. Calling Croatia a “staunch Ally”, Mr. Stoltenberg thanked the President personally for her “deep strength and dedication to this Alliance for many years.”

28 Apr. 2015

NATO Agency and Ukraine sign Trust Fund agreement

NSPA General Manager, Mike Lyden participated in a signing ceremony with His Excellency Mr Ihor Dolhov the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to NATO, to bring into force a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Ukraine and NSPA.

27 Apr. 2015

NATO and Portugal discuss new security challenges to the south and east

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commended Portugal for its contributions to Allied security during a visit to Lisbon on Monday (27 April 2015). He stressed that NATO is adapting to new security challenges in order to keep all Allies safe. In a joint press conference following a meeting with Foreign Minister Dr. Rui Machete, Mr. Stoltenberg called Portugal “a staunch Ally”, which is contributing to keep NATO strong to deal with the the changed security environment.

25 Apr. 2015

NATO Ships Complete Participation in Exercise Joint Warrior

LIVERPOOL, UK – Three of NATO’s Standing Naval Forces have completed their participation in the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 15-1: Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1/2), following nearly two weeks of intense multi-national training. NATO’s three SNFs joined more than 40 additional warships and submarines and 70 aircraft. In total, around 13,000 personnel participated in the exercise.

24 Apr. 2015

NATO Team Tops Cyber Exercise

A team of NATO cyber defenders from the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC), based in Mons Belgium, won the largest international cyber defence exercise ‘Locked Shields 2015’, which concluded on 24 April in Estonia.

24 Apr. 2015

“Women key to peace and security in Afghanistan” NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security said in Kabul

Peace and security cannot be sustained without the full participation of women in all aspects of society, including the provision of security, Marriët Schuurman, NATO’s Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security stressed as she completed a 3-day visit in Afghanistan. “NATO will continue to support Afghanistan to safeguard an enabling environment for women to fully contribute to building a safer society”.

24 Apr. 2015

NATO-Ukraine agreement paves the way for further technical cooperation

On 24 April 2015, the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Consultation, Command, Control and Communication (C4), which will facilitate the implementation of the NATO-Ukraine C4 Trust Fund. When ratified by the Ukrainian legislature, the agreement will also allow for the further development of technical cooperation between the NCIA and the Government of Ukraine in the future.

24 Apr. 2015

NATO welcomes deepened cooperation with Australia

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on issues of mutual interest, and on strengthening the NATO-Australia relationship. Calling Australia a natural partner for the Alliance, the Secretary General underscored that the current security environment has increased the need for increased dialogue and cooperation.

24 Apr. 2015

NATO and New Zealand take stock of long standing partnership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed New Zealand's Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee to NATO headquarters on Friday (24 April 2015) for talks on the state of the partnership between the Alliance and New Zealand.

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