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9 Nov. 2016

Brussels hosts NATO-Industry Forum 2016

The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue with the defence and security industry on NATO capability planning and development. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Denis Mercier, and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Camille Grand.

27 Oct. 2016

NATO Secretary General: We are as united as ever

NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of talks in Brussels on Thursday, which marked progress in creating four NATO battalions in the Baltic States and Poland, closer cooperation with the European Union and training for Iraqi officers. “Over the past two days, we assessed the various challenges confronting NATO,” said Secretary General Stoltenberg. “We took stock of our progress since the Warsaw Summit – and we mapped out the road ahead. We are as united as ever in our determination to protect our citizens.”

27 Oct. 2016

Defence Ministers take forward NATO-EU cooperation

Allied Defence Ministers discussed practical steps to take forward NATO’s cooperation with the European Union on Thursday (27 October 2016). Ministers were joined by the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, as well as the Defence Ministers of Finland and Sweden.

26 Oct. 2016

Bulgaria and NATO boost cooperation on cyber defence

Bulgaria and NATO will boost their cooperation on cyber defence. A new Memorandum of Understanding, signed during NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting in October 2016, will facilitate information-sharing on cyber threats and best practices, improve the prevention of cyber incidents and increase Bulgaria’s resilience to cyber threats. Furthermore, the new arrangement will facilitate assistance between NATO and Bulgaria’s cyber defence authorities in case of need.

26 Oct. 2016

Defence Ministers mark progress in strengthening NATO’s defence and deterrence

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels over the next two days (26-27 October 2016) to take forward decisions made at the Warsaw Summit in July. Today, ministers will mark progress in plans for a strengthened NATO presence in the eastern part of the Alliance, and in the Black Sea region. They will also discuss Russia’s recent military activity along NATO’s borders.

26 Oct. 2016

Multinational acquisition group for Precision Guided Munitions welcomes ninth member

Today, Poland officially joined Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain as the ninth participant in the Smart Defence project on the multinational provision of air-to-ground precision-guided munitions. During a signing ceremony at NATO Headquarters, Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz and his Danish counterpart – representing the lead nation of this effort – signed an amended Memorandum of Understanding to mark Poland’s accession.

26 Oct. 2016

Secretary General: NATO is adapting for the future

NATO Defence Ministers discussed progress in strengthening the Alliance’s deterrence and defence on Wednesday (26 October 2016). Highlighting plans to deploy four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Secretary General Stoltenberg said this presence will send “an unmistakable message: NATO stands as one.” Ministers also discussed increasing NATO’s presence in the Black Sea region, Russia’s military activity close to NATO’s borders, cyber defence, and the NATO command structure.

26 Oct. 2016

Marriët Schuurman in NY: ''We can do better''

“NATO hosts what could well be the largest global coalition on UNSCR 1325,” said NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative on Women, Peace and Security Marriët Schuurman at a United Nations (UN) Security Council debate marking the landmark ‘No Women, No Peace’ Resolution’s anniversary. At the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 October 2016, Ambassador Schuurman discussed the need for inclusiveness in sustaining peace and explained recent efforts taken to cement the dialogue between NATO and representatives of civil society who work in conflict prevention, resolution and women’s empowerment. She also highlighted the importance of combatting sexual violence through the ongoing implementation of the Military Guidelines on the Prevention of, and Response to Conflict-related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

25 Oct. 2016

Secretary General announces first NATO AWACS flight in support of the Counter-ISIL Coalition

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg briefed media on Tuesday (25 October 2016) on the agenda of this week’s meetings of NATO Defence Ministers, and announced the first NATO AWACS flight in support of the Counter-ISIL Coalition. On Wednesday and Thursday, Ministers will mark progress in establishing NATO's four battalions in the Baltic States and Poland, training for Iraqi officers, and cooperation with the European Union.

25 Oct. 2016

Stamp for NATO's new headquarters

For stamp enthusiasts around the world, NATO’s move across the road to new headquarters has not attracted attention, until now. On Saturday (22 October 2016), the Belgian Post issued a commemorative stamp depicting the new NATO Headquarters and its distinctive architecture. Today (25 October 2016), stamp collectors were given an opportunity to purchase this collector’s item, following a ceremony at NATO Headquarters.

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