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26 Nov. 2015

NATO Secretary General calls for modernising the rule-book of European security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called for a modernised rule-book for European security. In an opinion-editorial published in seven European newspapers (Le Figaro, El Pais, La Repubblica, Le Soir, Die Welt, Tages-Anzeiger, and Tribune de Genève) on Thursday (26 November 2015), the Secretary General argues that today’s unpredictable security environment requires new and strengthened measures to avoid unintended military escalation or confrontation. Mr. Stoltenberg’s proposals include snap inspections for snap exercises, more transparency for military activities, and a modernised regime negotiated within the OSCE framework. Any use of this opinion piece should give attribution to the publishing outlets.

26 Nov. 2015

NATO welcomes Georgia’s positive progress on reforms

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgia’s positive democratic reforms on Tuesday (24 November 2015) in talks with the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, David Bakradze, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs David Dondua. The ministers met the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, before participating in a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission.

25 Nov. 2015

NATO discusses Montenegro’s path to membership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed Montenegro’s path to membership on Wednesday (25 November 2015) in talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić and Defence Minister, Professor Milica Pejanović-Đurišić. The ministers met the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, before participating in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.

24 Nov. 2015

NATO Secretary General statement following his meeting with President Gjorge Ivanov of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹

I just had an excellent meeting with President Ivanov where we discussed Skopje’s path toward NATO membership and political developments in the country.

24 Nov. 2015

Statement by the NATO Secretary General after the extraordinary NAC meeting

The North Atlantic Council has just held a meeting, an extraordinary meeting. And we have been updated by the Turkish Ambassador on the recent events. I have also spoken to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

23 Nov. 2015

Chairman of NATO Military Committee Stresses Importance of Addressing Root Causes of Terrorism at Halifax Forum

Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) on Saturday (21 Nov 2015), General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, stressed the need for continued adaptation in facing the ever changing global security environment and unity of effort in tackling terrorism in all its guises.

23 Nov. 2015

A common language for NATO and its partners

To be effective when deployed together in operations and exercises, the forces of NATO member countries and their partners need to speak the same language and use the same technical standards.

23 Nov. 2015

NATO Secretary General joins world leaders to pay tribute to Helmut Schmidt

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined dignitaries from around the world today (23 November 2015) in Hamburg to pay tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who passed away in early November. Upon Schmidt’s passing, Mr Stoltenberg described him as a great statesman who believed in the European project and in strengthening the transatlantic Alliance.

20 Nov. 2015

Secretary General stresses value of NATO-Serbia partnership in visit to Belgrade

Both Serbia and NATO would benefit from closer cooperation, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday (20 November 2015) after talks with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and other senior government officials in Belgrade. Mr. Stoltenberg said his visit was part of “a fresh start” in relations between NATO and Serbia. “This is more important than ever since we face many common security challenges,” said the Secretary General. “Cooperation is a win-win. Working together keeps Serbian people safe and it keeps people in Allied nations safe too,” he said.

20 Nov. 2015

NATO supports Jordanian Armed Forces to implement UNSCR 1325

NATO’s Special Representative on Women, Peace and Security, Ambassador Marriët Schuurman visited Amman, Jordan from 16 to 19 November 2015, in the context of the Jordan III Trust Fund project. “I am very grateful for the cooperation we have with Jordan. I believe this Trust Fund project will have a concrete impact and provide a leading example in the region to enhance the role of women across the security sector,” Ambassador Schuurman said.

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