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6 Dec. 2016

Foreign Ministers endorse over 40 proposals to deepen NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Foreign Ministers discussed steps to strengthen the Alliance’s cooperation with the European Union on Tuesday (6 December 2016). Ministers were joined by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, as well as Finland and Sweden. They endorsed over 40 proposals to deepen NATO-EU cooperation in seven key areas, including countering hybrid threats, maritime security and cyber defence. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it “a milestone in our relations,” adding: “neither organisation has the full range of tools” to address new challenges alone, “but working together we are a formidable force for good.”

6 Dec. 2016

NATO Foreign Ministers discuss key security challenges

NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels over the next two days (6-7 December 2016) to discuss key security challenges. Today, ministers will endorse over 40 proposals to deepen NATO’s cooperation with the EU in seven key areas. They will also discuss NATO’s efforts to project stability beyond its borders, including the Alliance’s support for the Western Balkans.

6 Dec. 2016

NATO Foreign Ministers meet in Brussels

NATO Foreign Ministers start two days of talks in Brussels on Tuesday (6 December 2016), focused on NATO’s adaptation to today’s security challenges. In the day’s first meeting – attended by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini as well as Finland and Sweden – NATO ministers are expected to agree a set of 40 concrete proposals to boost cooperation between NATO and the EU, including on so-called ‘hybrid’ threats, boosting cyber defence and working together at sea.

5 Dec. 2016

Defence educators discuss hybrid warfare in Ukraine

The international conference “Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine – Outcomes and Recommendations for Europe and the World” took place in Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland) on 23 and 24 November 2016. It was jointly organised by NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP), four Polish and three Ukrainian universities.

2 Dec. 2016

NATO holds annual cyber exercise in Estonia

NATO’s largest cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition 2016, wrapped up in Estonia on Friday (2 December 2016).

2 Dec. 2016

Secretary General thanks Georgia for contributions to NATO

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili of Georgia to NATO Headquarters on Friday (2 December 2016), thanking him for Georgia’s many contributions to the Alliance. Highlighting the efforts of Allied defence experts and the work of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training Centre, Mr. Stoltenberg pledged continued support as Georgia pursues reforms which move it closer to NATO.

2 Dec. 2016

NATO Allies wrap up exercise Iron Sword 2016 in Lithuania

Troops from 11 NATO Allies concluded a two-week training exercise in Lithuania on Friday (2 December 2016). Dubbed “Iron Sword”, the annual exercise tested the combat readiness of participating soldiers.

2 Dec. 2016

KFOR inaugurates new bridge in northern Kosovo

NATO’s peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR) inaugurated a new bridge in northern Kosovo on Friday (2 December 2016) to the benefit of the local population. The new bridge over the Bistrica River between the cities of Zvecan and Leposaviq will provide better traffic safety for vehicles and pedestrians. It was built on KFOR initiative with funding by NATO nations.

30 Nov. 2016

Forest and wild fires brought under control in Israel

On Wednesday 30 November 2016, the major fires have been brought under control at this time, with help from international partners, who are at this time heading home to their respective nations.

30 Nov. 2016

NATO IMS and EUMS Senior Military Officials meet to enhance EU-NATO cooperation

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DG IMS) and Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DG EUMS) co-chaired the EUMS-NATO IMS Director Generals’ Conference on 29 November 16 at the EUMS Headquarters. The conference’s focus was to build on existing informal dialogue and cooperation, as well as discuss the IMS and EUMS’s role in the implementation of the NATO-EU Joint Declaration signed on the margins of the Warsaw Summit this July 16.

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