NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATOVisit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab EmiratesNATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed al Nahyan, at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141763.htm14176321 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of RomaniaNATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will meet with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Mr. George Ciamba, at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141634.htm14163421 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General welcomes US Vice President to NATO headquartersNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Vice President Mike Pence to NATO Headquarters on Monday (20 February 2017), and thanked him for America’s unwavering commitment to the transatlantic bond.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141635.htm14163520 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General: need for transatlantic bond stronger than ever Attending the Munich Security Conference on Friday and Saturday (17-18 February 2017), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the need for Europe and North America to work together was stronger than ever in times of turmoil and unpredictability. The Secretary General stressed the importance of fair burden-sharing, noting that all 28 Allies have made clear commitments to increase defence spending.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141624.htm14162417 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Parliamentary Assembly visit to NATO HeadquartersOn Monday, 20 February 2017, the Members of the Standing Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will visit NATO Headquarters for the annual joint meeting with the North Atlantic Council.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141627.htm14162717 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Defence Ministers take steps to strengthen the Alliance NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of talks in Brussels on Thursday (16 February 2017), focused on the Alliance’s adaptation to a more demanding security environment.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141613.htm14161316 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO and Finland step up cyber defence cooperationIn the face of a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, strong partnerships play a key role in effectively addressing cyber challenges. Today (16 February 2017), NATO and Finland stepped up their engagement with the signing of a Political Framework Arrangement on cyber defence cooperation. The arrangement will allow NATO and Finland to better protect and improve the resilience of their networks.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141464.htm14146416 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTAllies join multinational fleet of tanker-transport aircraftNATO has taken another important step forward to improve its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with three Allies looking to join a European programme to acquire new refuelling aircraft. Today (16 February 2017), Defence Ministers from Belgium, Germany, and Norway signed a Declaration of Intent to join a European multinational fleet of Airbus tankers, created by the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The two countries launched this initiative in July 2016 and a first order was made for two Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft, which are due to be delivered in 2020. The new agreement allows other Allies to join the programme with the provision to enlarge the fleet to up to eight aircraft.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141382.htm14138216 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTCancellation of visit to NATO by a delegation of the United States CongressThe visit by a delegation of the United States Congress, headed by Senator McCain, at NATO Headquarters on Friday, 17 February 2017 has been cancelled due to scheduled votes in the US Congress.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141440.htm14144016 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO to enhance its presence in the Black Sea regionNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined on Thursday (16 February 2017) how the Alliance will strengthen its air and maritime presence in the Black Sea region. The Secretary General also told a press conference that NATO was modernising its Command Structure in response to new security challenges.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141384.htm14138416 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTDefence Ministers agree on NATO Hub for the SouthDefence Ministers agreed to create a new regional Hub for the South, based at NATO’s Joint Force Command in Naples, on Wednesday (15 February 2017). The Hub is one part of the Alliance’s response to threats stemming from the Middle East and North Africa. Ministers also discussed NATO’s Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability and agreed to develop a follow-on capability for NATO AWACS planes after they retire around the year 2035.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141114.htm14111415 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General: We are all safer when we stand togetherNATO Allies agreed on the importance of the transatlantic bond in facing key security challenges on Wednesday (15 February 2017). Addressing the media, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted that Ministers discussed the Alliance’s continuous adaption and how to sustain and speed up the positive momentum on defence spending.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141116.htm14111615 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: NATO continues to adaptNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Secretary of Defense James Mattis to the meetings of NATO Defence Ministers on Wednesday (15 February 2017). Praising the US commitment to NATO, Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that the Alliance will continue to adapt to evolving challenges, including terrorism, with fairer burden-sharing among Allies.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141115.htm14111515 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTGermany, Romania and the Czech Republic deepen defence tiesToday (15 February 2017), Defence Ministers from Germany, Romania and the Czech Republic signed arrangements to deepen defence ties. As part of this, the Czech Republic’s 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade and Romania’s 81st Mechanized Brigade will work closely with Germany’s 10 Armoured Division and Rapid Response Forces Division.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141113.htm14111315 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Vice President of the United States of AmericaNATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will host the Vice President of the United States of America, the Honorable Michael Pence, at NATO Headquarters on Monday, 20 February 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141104.htm14110415 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General previews meetings of NATO Defence MinistersSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg briefed media on Tuesday (14 February 2017) on the agenda of this week’s meetings of NATO Defence Ministers. On Wednesday and Thursday, Ministers will address the Alliance’s response to a more challenging world. “We will stress the importance of fair burden-sharing and higher defence spending,” said Mr. Stoltenberg. He welcomed that defence spending among European Allies and Canada has increased by 3.8% in real terms in 2016, higher than expected. Ministers will also focus on the fight against terrorism, and threats stemming from the Middle East and North Africa.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141015.htm14101514 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Secretary General of OSCE NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will meet with the Secretary General of the OSCE, Mr. Lamberto Zannier, at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 14 February 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_140921.htm14092113 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Defence of the Republic of LithuaniaNATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, H.E. Mr. Saulius Skvernelis and the Minister of National Defence, H.E. Mr. Raimundas Karoblis., at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 14 February 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_140920.htm14092013 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTStatement by the NATO Secretary General on the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)‎I condemn the launch of a ballistic missile by the DPRK. This is a further violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, including Resolution 2321 adopted in November 2016.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_140919.htm14091912 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMTStrengthening NATO-EU-OSCE security dialogue on arms controlOn 10 February 2017, NATO convened an informal workshop on how to reinforce security dialogue in the Euro-Atlantic region. It focused more specifically on the importance of three major regional organisations – NATO, the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – in supporting each other to improve existing arms control mechanisms. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_141728.htm14172810 Feb. 2017 12:00:00 GMT