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NATO Secretary General: Time has come to stop defence cuts

NATO Secretary General: Time has come to stop defence cuts

24 Nov. 2014

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Allies to invest more money on defence in a keynote speech at the 60th Plenary Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in The Hague on Monday (24 November). “In more peaceful times, it was right to reduce defence spending,” the Secretary General said, “but we do not live in peaceful times. So it is right to stop the cuts and to increase spending on our defence.”

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Secretary General stresses NATO's commitment to collective security in visit to Lithuania

Secretary General stresses NATO's commitment to collective security in visit to Lithuania

21 Nov. 2014

The Alliance’s Air Policing Mission over the three Baltic States was hailed as a concrete example of NATO solidarity in action by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a visit to the Karmelava Airspace Control Centre in Lithuania on Friday (21 November 2014). ''Collective defence is our core task,'' Mr Stoltenberg said, "NATO stands with Lithuania – as we do with each and every Ally.''

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NATO will protect every Ally, Secretary General says in Latvia

NATO will protect every Ally, Secretary General says in Latvia

20 Nov. 2014 - 21 Nov. 2014

Arriving in Riga on Thursday (20 November 2014), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasised that the Alliance will “protect and defend each and every Ally.” The Secretary General said that commitment is clear to see: "NATO aircraft are policing Baltic skies, NATO ships are patrolling the Baltic Sea, and NATO forces are starting an exercise in Europe every two days."

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