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13 Feb. 2016

NATO Secretary General calls for more defence and more dialogue

In a ‎keynote speech at the Munich Security Conference, NATO Secretary General focused on the security challenges stemming from the East. He made clear that the Alliance does not seek confrontation and does not want a new Cold War, but will respond firmly. He made clear that the response lies with "both more defence and more dialogue." He stressed that dialogue is important to address transparency and risk reduction, as well as issues on which NATO and Russia have deep divisions, such as Russia's actions in Ukraine. Mr Stoltenberg said that he had agreed with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "to explore the possibility for convening a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council." But he stressed that political engagement had never been suspended and that it does not mean "a return to business as usual."

12 Feb. 2016

NATO Secretary General arrives in Munich

The Munich Security Conference is an important platform for debate and dialogue. And this is especially important now when we are faced with a new and more demanding and challenging security environment.

11 Feb. 2016

NATO Defence Ministers confirm Georgia is moving closer to NATO

NATO Defence Ministers confirmed enduring support for Georgia’s ambitious reform path in a ministerial meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission on Thursday (11 February 2016).

11 Feb. 2016

NATO Defence Ministers Agree on NATO support to assist with the Refugee and Migrant Crisis

NATO Defence Ministers agreed that NATO will provide support to assist with the refugee and migrant crisis on Thursday (11 February 2016). “The goal is to participate in the international efforts to stem the illegal trafficking and illegal migration in the Aegean,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

11 Feb. 2016

Allies one step closer to multinational acquisition of Precision Guided Munitions

Today eight Allies (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a Danish-led Smart Defence project on the multinational provision of air-to-ground precision-guided munitions (PGMs).

10 Feb. 2016

NATO and the European Union enhance cyber defence cooperation

NATO and the European Union face similar challenges in protecting their networks against the growing threat of cyber attacks. To help both organisations better meet this challenge, today a Technical Arrangement on Cyber Defence was concluded between the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) and the Computer Emergency Response Team of the European Union (CERT-EU). The Technical Arrangement provides a framework for exchanging information and sharing best practices between emergency response teams.

10 Feb. 2016

NATO boosts its defence and deterrence posture

NATO Defence Ministers took steps to strengthen the Alliance defence and deterrence posture on Wednesday (10 February 2016). “NATO Defence Ministers agreed on an enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of our Alliance,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The enhanced forward presence will be “multinational, to make clear that an attack against one Ally is an attack against all Allies, and that the Alliance as a whole will respond,” he stressed.

10 Feb. 2016

NATO Defence Ministers to take key decisions to strengthen deterrence and defence

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels on Wednesday (10 February 2016) to begin two days of talks on the Alliance’s continued adaptation in the face of growing security challenges. Today, Ministers are expected to agree on an enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. Discussions on NATO’s resilience and response to hybrid challenges, including cyber threats, will also be on the agenda, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the media.

9 Feb. 2016

Secretary General previews NATO Defence Ministers meeting

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg briefed media on Tuesday (9 February 2016) on the topics of this week’s Defence Ministers meeting. On Wednesday and Thursday, ministers will take further steps to reinforce the Alliance’s collective defence and deterrence. “Effective deterrence and defence requires both forward presence of Allied forces, and our ability to reinforce them quickly,” said Mr. Stoltenberg. Ministers are expected to agree on an enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.

8 Feb. 2016

NATO cooperation reaches fruition as new university opens in Armenia

The National Defense Research University (NDRU) opened its doors on 28 January, in Yerevan, Armenia. The opening of the NDRU is a product of close cooperation through NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) and represents a major milestone in the transformation of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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