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17 Apr. 2015

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Serbia

The visit to Serbia was an opportunity for the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Bartels to develop further the NATO-Serbia military relations, commend the progress made in the Partnership for Peace Programme (PfP) and to highlight the mutual benefits of the new Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) agreed between NATO and Serbia in January 2015. During his two-day visit (16 - 17 April 2015), General Bartels met with General Diković, Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, Ambassador Branimir Filipović Assistant of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr Zoran Đorđević, State Secretary.

16 Apr. 2015

Secretary General: Iceland plays important role to keep NATO strong

Iceland plays a “unique role” in keeping the Alliance’s transatlantic link strong, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday (16 April) during a visit to Reykjavik. “Iceland makes important contributions to NATO and international security in many ways,” he said.

16 Apr. 2015

Statement by NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu on misleading and incorrect Russian statements

A number of misleading and incorrect statements about NATO were made by senior Russian officials in Moscow on Thursday 16 April.

15 Apr. 2015

NATO Secretary General welcomes Montenegro’s progress on its Euro-Atlantic path

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Montenegro’s substantial reforms on Wednesday (15 April 2015), saying they represented “real progress towards membership in NATO.” After talks with Prime Minister Milo Đjukanović at NATO headquarters, Mr. Stoltenberg called Montenegro “a champion of regional cooperation”, adding “you have repeatedly shown that you share our values.” The Secretary General also thanked Montenegro for its continuing financial and operational support for NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

15 Apr. 2015

Prestigious Webby Awards nominate and honour NATO web documentary

NATO’s Return to Hope web documentary, which retraces the last 13 years of Afghanistan’s history and international involvement in the country, has been nominated for this year’s Webby Awards (‘the Oscars of the Internet’). Selected from 13,000 websites submitted from 60 countries, the web documentary is nominated in the category of Best Use of Photography. It has also been honoured in the Webby categories of Public Service & Activism and Best Visual Design.

11 Apr. 2015

NATO Standing Naval Forces arrive in Scotland for Exercise Joint Warrior

SCOTLAND – Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1, SNMCMG2) ships arrived in Scotland the past two days for a port visit and to prepare for the UK-led Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 15-1.

9 Apr. 2015

NATO's new spearhead force conducts first exercise

NATO completed the first military drills for its new rapid reaction force, on Thursday (9 April 2015). From Tuesday (7 April 2015) through Thursday, more than 1,500 troops took part in exercise “Noble Jump,” designed to test whether troops assigned to NATO’s new Spearhead Force, or Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, could be ready to deploy 48 hours after receiving an order-to-move.

7 Apr. 2015

NATO and its partners become smarter on energy

Reducing fuel consumption in the military has become an operational imperative: not only can it save money, it will also save soldiers’ lives, as well as improve the mobility and endurance of military forces. Enhancing the energy efficiency of the armed forces is one of NATO’s priorities in the field of energy security.

6 Apr. 2015

Comments to the media by the NATO Spokesperson on NATO-Russia founding act, NATO Missile defence systems

In view of misleading media reports, this is what NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu actually told a Russian news outlet on Saturday (3 April) in response to a series of questions about the NATO-Russia Founding Act and NATO missile defence.

4 Apr. 2015

NATO marks 66th anniversary of the Washington Treaty

On 4 April, 1949, 12 nations signed the Washington Treaty, creating NATO. Since then, the Alliance has grown to 28 members, but the mission has stayed the same: To safeguard the freedom and security of our members through political and military means. Click here to find out more about the history of NATO.

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