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1990 Summit: a turning point in 'East-West' relations

1990 Summit: a turning point in 'East-West' relations

18 Dec. 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to radical changes to security in Europe. As early as July 1990, NATO leaders discussed the impact of this historic event at the London Summit, outlining proposals for developing cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. “(…) The Cold War belongs to history, our Alliance is moving from confrontation to co-operation” stated NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner in his opening comments.

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NATO Archives marks enlargement anniversaries at the Foreign Ministers meeting

NATO Archives marks enlargement anniversaries at the Foreign Ministers meeting

01 Apr. 2014

On April 1st, the NATO Foreign Ministers celebrated the accession anniversaries of twelve countries: 15 years for the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland; 10 years for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; 5 years for Albania and Croatia. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen highlighted the event with a speech that commemorated the enlargements, reaffirmed NATO’s Open Door Policy and emphasized that the alliance remains dedicated to freedom and security. The Foreign Ministers of the twenty-eight NATO countries and the Secretary General issued a jointly signed statement to conclude the occasion. The original signed statement has been deposited to the NATO Archives.

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"Forward Defence"  : A NATO Archives seminar on NATO's Early Military Planning for Central Europe

"Forward Defence" : A NATO Archives seminar on NATO's Early Military Planning for Central Europe

09 Dec. 2013

Following the pattern established in 2011, the NATO Archives Committee meeting of December 2013 ended with a seminar. Its subject was the "forward defence" strategy developed by NATO at the turning point of the 1950s and 60s to defend Central Europe.

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