|21 Aug. 2016||
I strongly condemn the string of horrific terrorist attacks in Turkey in the last few days. My deepest sympathies are with those who lost their loved ones, with those injured and with the people of Turkey.
|11 Aug. 2016||
Personnel from NATO’s KFOR (Kosovo Force) began flood disaster relief operations in Skopje on Thursday (11 August 2016) following a request for support from local authorities. Personnel and engineer assets drawn from KFOR’s Swiss and Austrian contingents arrived in Skopje on Wednesday evening with heavy lift and engineer assets, including loaders, excavators and dumper trucks, in order to support disaster relief operations led by national authorities.
|10 Aug. 2016||
In view of speculative press reports regarding NATO's stance regarding the failed coup in Turkey and Turkey’s NATO membership, let me stress NATO's very clear position.
|8 Aug. 2016||
NATO is preparing a major boost to its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with the signature of an agreement between the Netherlands and Luxembourg to acquire two Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The new tankers will be acquired on behalf of the participating nations and NATO. They can support NATO and European Union operations, as well as multinational and national ones.
|3 Aug. 2016||
I strongly condemn North Korea’s ballistic missile test today, which caused one missile to land in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
|1 Aug. 2016||
Allied and Swedish fighter aircraft conducted joint training exercises with a United States B-52 bomber in European and international airspace on Monday (1 August 2016). The exercise was designed to strengthen operational ties between the nations’ air forces.
|27 Jul. 2016||
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks took over the position of Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS) from outgoing Director General, Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper today (27 July 2016). Lieutenant General Broeks is a three star General in the Royal Netherlands Army who was elected by the NATO Chiefs of Defence in September 2015 and will serve a term of three years.
|26 Jul. 2016||
The NATO Communication and Information (NCI) Agency is announcing business opportunities in cyber, air and missile defence as well as advanced software, worth 3 billion EUR. This comes in parallel to decisions taken at the Warsaw Summit to strengthen the Alliance's deterrence and defence.
|20 Jul. 2016||
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition at Joint Air Base Andrews, Maryland on Wednesday (20 July 2016). Discussions focused on the military campaign against ISIL and reaffirmed nations' resolve to degrade and defeat the terrorist organisation.
|18 Jul. 2016||
I have spoken to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the aftermath of the attempted coup in Turkey. I welcomed the strong support shown by the people and all political parties to democracy and to the democratically elected government. The Turkish people have shown great courage.