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1 Dec. 2015

NATO activates new Multinational Division Southeast headquarters in Bucharest

NATO and Romanian Ministry of Defense representatives activated the Multinational Division Southeast Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania today (1 December 2015), marking its official integration into the NATO command structure. The new, high-readiness headquarters will be able to command forces deployed within NATO’s southeast region, supporting the defence of the Alliance. It will also be a hub for regional cooperation among Allies. The headquarters is designated to have 280 personnel.

1 Dec. 2015

NATO Foreign Ministers Day One: focus on Afghanistan, challenges to the south, relations with Russia

Discussions on the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, challenges the Alliance faces to the south and relations with Russia are the focus of the first day of the NATO Foreign Ministers meeting on Tuesday (1 December 2015) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told media at a doorstep press point just ahead of the start of the ministerial.

1 Dec. 2015

NATO engages with the scientific community in Italy

Scientists and experts from Italy and NATO partner countries helped to raise awareness of the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and presented SPS activities in the area of cyber security and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence during an SPS Information Day.

30 Nov. 2015

Afghanistan, relations with Russia, Montenegro dominate busy NATO Foreign Ministerial

Afghanistan, challenges from the south, relations with Russia, support for Ukraine and Montenegro’s bid to join the Alliance will dominate the agenda of the two-day meeting of NATO Foreign ministers which starts on Tuesday (1 December 2015). “We face unprecedented security challenges both at home and abroad. NATO is responding to these challenges and I expect Foreign Ministers to take important decisions to further enhance our security,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

30 Nov. 2015

NATO Secretary General discusses key security challenges with Turkish Prime Minister

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met on Monday (30 November 2015) to discuss a wide range of pressing international issues, including the crisis in Syria and last week’s incident which led to the downing of Russian Air Force aircraft.

26 Nov. 2015

NATO Secretary General calls for modernising the rule-book of European security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called for a modernised rule-book for European security. In an opinion-editorial published in seven European newspapers (Le Figaro, El Pais, La Repubblica, Le Soir, Die Welt, Tages-Anzeiger, and Tribune de Genève) on Thursday (26 November 2015), the Secretary General argues that today’s unpredictable security environment requires new and strengthened measures to avoid unintended military escalation or confrontation. Mr. Stoltenberg’s proposals include snap inspections for snap exercises, more transparency for military activities, and a modernised regime negotiated within the OSCE framework. Any use of this opinion piece should give attribution to the publishing outlets.

26 Nov. 2015

NATO welcomes Georgia’s positive progress on reforms

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgia’s positive democratic reforms on Tuesday (24 November 2015) in talks with the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, David Bakradze, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs David Dondua. The ministers met the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, before participating in a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission.

25 Nov. 2015

NATO discusses Montenegro’s path to membership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed Montenegro’s path to membership on Wednesday (25 November 2015) in talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić and Defence Minister, Professor Milica Pejanović-Đurišić. The ministers met the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, before participating in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.

24 Nov. 2015

NATO Secretary General statement following his meeting with President Gjorge Ivanov of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹

I just had an excellent meeting with President Ivanov where we discussed Skopje’s path toward NATO membership and political developments in the country.

24 Nov. 2015

Statement by the NATO Secretary General after the extraordinary NAC meeting

The North Atlantic Council has just held a meeting, an extraordinary meeting. And we have been updated by the Turkish Ambassador on the recent events. I have also spoken to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

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