NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATOSecretary General’s Annual Report: Alliance adapts to changed security environmentThe year 2014 was a ‘black year’ for European security but NATO has been able to respond to the changing environment, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during the launch of his Annual Report Friday (30 January, 2015). Mr Stoltenberg said violent extremism close to NATO’s southern borders is fuelling terrorism in Allied countries, and that Russia’s actions have destabilized eastern Ukraine. “This Annual Report demonstrates that we are adapting to deal with these changes, and to keep NATO strong,” said Mr Stoltenberg. He added that the Readiness Action Plan, agreed at the Wales summit, is being turned into reality: “This will be the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the Cold War.”http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_117019.htm11701930 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to visit NorwayNATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will visit Oslo on Monday 2 February 2015.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_117053.htm11705330 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTDeputy Secretary General Vershbow in Tbilisi: implementation of the Wales Summit decisions on Georgia is on track At the end of a two-day visit to Georgia, NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow said that Georgia is a model for its region and a country that is an exporter of security. Speaking in a press conference after a meeting with President Giorgi Margeslashvili, Ambassador Vershbow said that Georgia is well on its way towards realising its sovereign choice of European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The Deputy Secretary General urged Georgia to continue with reforms, to uphold the rule of law and to improve the independence and professionalism of the judiciary.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116968.htm11696830 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General stresses NATO’s solidarity with Ukraine In talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Thursday (29 January 2015), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO would continue its strong political and practical support for Ukraine. He also expressed concern about the recent escalation of violence in the country. “We are very much concerned about the situation and also by the continued support of Russia to the separatists,” the Secretary General said.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116997.htm11699729 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTPre-Ministerial Media BriefingThe NATO Spokesperson, will hold a technical press briefing on the upcoming NATO Defence Ministers Meeting in Brosio Room (NATO HQ) at 16h00 on Tuesday 03 February 2015. She will be accompanied by senior NATO officials.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116970.htm11697029 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to visit GeorgiaNATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, will visit Georgia on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 January 2015.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116940.htm11694028 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO Headquarters of the Foreign Minister of UkraineThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Mr. Pavlo Klimkin, on Thursday, 29 January 2015.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116956.htm11695628 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTSpain joins Patriot missile defence mission in TurkeySpanish troops joined NATO’s Patriot anti-ballistic missile deployment in Adana, Turkey on Monday (26 January 2015), replacing a Dutch unit which had been stationed there since January 2013.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116890.htm11689027 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General statement on air accident in SpainI am deeply saddened by the crash of a Greek fighter jet at the Los Llanos base in Spain, which has caused many casualties.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116891.htm11689126 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine CommissionWe have just held an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The meeting was held at Ukraine's request.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_116862.htm11686226 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General meeting with the European Union High Representative for Foreign AffairsThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will have a meeting with EUHR Federica Mogherini today 26 January 2015.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116853.htm11685326 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTMeeting of the NATO-Ukraine CommissionAn extraordinary ambassadorial meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission will take place today at 14:00 at NATO Headquarters. The Secretary General of NATO as Chairman of the Commission will hold a press point afterwards.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116855.htm11685526 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General statement on the attack on MariupolFighting in eastern Ukraine has sharply escalated, with indications of a large-scale offensive by Russian-backed separatists at multiple locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as well as against the city of Mariupol. This is in utter disregard of the ceasefire. The shelling of residential areas in the city of Mariupol from separatist-controlled territory has cost the lives of at least 20 civilians, and injured many more.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116852.htm11685224 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTScience: NATO’s “third dimension”“Now the Alliance needs a third dimension: it needs not only a strong military dimension to provide for the common defence; not only a more profound political dimension, to shape a strategy of peace; but it also needs a social dimension (…) in this final third of the Twentieth Century through the humanities and science.”http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116804.htm11680423 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNorth Atlantic Council visits NATO cyber security centreDeputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the 28 Permanent Representatives to the North Atlantic Council visited NATO’s cyber defence centre at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Friday (23 January 2015).http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116790.htm11679023 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General says KFOR is a success story in the Western BalkansDuring a visit to Pristina on Friday (23 January) the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that KFOR is a success story of cooperation between allies and partners.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116791.htm11679123 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to visit KFOR The NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit KFOR on Friday, 23 January 2015.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116746.htm11674622 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General visits Bulgaria for talks on keeping NATO strongDuring a visit to Sofia on Thursday (22 January 2015), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Bulgaria for its contributions to the Alliance’s missions and operations, and stressed the need to keep NATO strong by implementing the Readiness Action Plan. After talks with President Rosen Plevneliev, the Secretary General praised Bulgaria’s role within the Alliance, saying “Bulgaria is a valued Ally”.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116734.htm11673422 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTRelease of the Secretary General's Annual Report for 2014The Secretary General’s first Monthly Press Conference in 2015 will be held at NATO Headquarters on Friday 30 January 2015 at 10h00. On this occasion, the Secretary General’s Annual Report for 2014 will be released to the public.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116776.htm11677622 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMTNATO Chiefs of Defence discuss the Readiness Action Plan, the Resolute Support Mission and PartnershipsOver the course of the two day session, the Chiefs of Defence provided clear military advice ahead of next month’s Defence Ministers meeting. They discussed the Readiness Action Plan and the future of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. They also discussed continued and strengthened cooperation with partners and Strategic Military guidance for 2015.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_116739.htm11673922 Jan. 2015 12:00:00 GMT