NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO releases the Resource Policy and Planning Board’s 2016 Annual ReportNATO’s Resource Policy and Planning Board (RPPB) published its 2016 Annual Report on Thursday (20 July 2017). The RPPB is a subsidiary body of the North Atlantic Council and has a lead policy and planning role in all NATO military common funded resource areas. The Annual Report analyses how NATO’s common-funded resources support approved Alliance objectives and priorities; assesses the performance of military common funding; and reviews the financial situation of the NATO Security Investment Programme and the Civil and Military Budgets.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146282.htm14628220 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO supports Jordan’s national cyber defence strategyNATO and the Jordanian Armed Forces inaugurated the newly established Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Amman on 19 July 2017. The CERT was set up as part of a NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) project to enhance Jordanian cyber defence capabilities.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146287.htm14628720 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO provides swift forest fire assistance to new Ally Montenegro NATO Allies and partners are providing aircraft and helicopters to help Montenegro deal with forest fires in the Lustica peninsula. Montenegro approached NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) for assistance on Monday (17 July 2017), and the request was immediately circulated to NATO Allies and partners. A Ukrainian fire-fighting aircraft Antonov 32P has been in Montenegro since Tuesday, and two helicopters – contributed by Bulgaria and Switzerland – arrived in Montenegro on Wednesday. Two more fire-fighting aircraft will be deployed from Israel in the coming days.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146283.htm14628319 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTChairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Romania and Exercise Saber GuardianFrom 12-15 July 2017, General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Romania where he met with the President, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, the Minister of National Defence, Mr. Adrian Țuțuianu, and the Chief of General Staff, General Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă. General Pavel also visited the NATO enhanced Air Policing Mission and observed the US-led multinational exercise Saber Guardian 17.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146246.htm14624617 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTForest fires in MontenegroFollowing forest fires that hit villages on the Luštica peninsula (Montenegro), endangering the lifes of hundreds of people, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for assistance on 17 July 2017. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146267.htm14626717 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTStatement by the NATO Secretary General on first anniversary of coup attempt in TurkeyDemocracy and rule of law are shared values of NATO Allies. On the first anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey I reiterate my strong message that any attempt to undermine democracy in any of our Allied countries is unacceptable.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146242.htm14624215 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTStatement by the North Atlantic Council on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)The North Atlantic Council (NAC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) unprecedented launch of a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on 4 July, a major escalation that directly violates multiple United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions and clearly demonstrates the growing threat posed by the DPRK to the Alliance, to global peace and security, as well as to the global non-proliferation regime. We are supportive of efforts underway at the United Nations to impose additional sanctions on the DPRK, and call for all nations to fully implement existing UN sanctions and make further efforts to apply decisive pressure to convince the DPRK regime to abandon its current threatening and destabilising path.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_146213.htm14621312 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTPress point by the NATO Secretary General following the meeting of the NATO-Russia CouncilThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will hold a press point on Thursday 13 July, 2017 at +13:00 hours following the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146194.htm14619412 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Chairman of the Steering Committee in France for the Strategic Review of security and national defenseOn Wednesday 12 July, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will welcome to NATO Headquarters, Mr. Arnaud Danjean, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the French drafting board working on a strategic review of national defence and security.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146183.htm14618311 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTDeputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attends UN Chiefs of Defence ConferenceOn 6-7 July 2017, Lieutenant General Steven M. Shepro, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, represented NATO at the second edition of the United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference in New York.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146037.htm14603710 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Mr. Ayman Safadi, at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 11 July 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146005.htm14600510 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General stresses Alliance’s strong support for UkraineNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ended a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday evening (10 July 2017), during which he reaffirmed the Alliance’s strong political and practical support for Ukraine. Mr. Stoltenberg was in Kyiv together with the Ambassadors of NATO’s North Atlantic Council to mark the twentieth anniversary since the signing of the Distinctive Partnership between NATO and the Ukraine.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_146118.htm14611810 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: NATO values its partnership with UkraineNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined the Alliance’s continuing support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in Kyiv on Monday (10 July 2017). Mr. Stoltenberg and the North Atlantic Council are marking twenty years of NATO’s Distinctive Partnership with Ukraine. At a joint press conference with President Petro Poroshenko, Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted NATO’s practical and political support for Ukraine.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145873.htm14587310 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTItalian jets arrive in Bulgaria for enhanced air policingItalian Eurofighter jets are joining Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jets on 07 July 2017 for joint air policing of allied airspace over Bulgaria. Part of NATO’s enhanced air policing measures, the mission will last until October.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145834.htm14583406 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNorth Atlantic Council visit to Ukraine / Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commissionhttp://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145827.htm14582706 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General welcomes Japanese Prime Minister to NATO HeadquartersNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday (6 July 2017) for talks on the Alliance’s cooperation with Japan and the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145796.htm14579606 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Ambassadors and EU Commissioner discuss cooperation toward stronger European defence Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska to NATO today (05 July 2017). The high-level representative of the European Union briefed the North Atlantic Council on the latest developments regarding the European Defence Action Plan and the European Defence Fund.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145782.htm14578205 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO boosts cooperation with Ukraine on scientific and security-related activitiesAllied and Ukrainian experts gathered in Kyiv on 4 July 2017 to discuss present and future cooperation in the area of emerging security challenges and security-related advanced technologies.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145789.htm14578905 Jul. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General opens meeting of Defence Ministers, confirms Afghanistan troop increaseNATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels today (29 June 2017) to address a wide range of issues, from fairer burden-sharing to the fight against terrorism and cyber defence. Ministers will also discuss NATO-EU cooperation, together with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and ministers from Sweden and Finland. The ministerial will end with a meeting of nations contributing to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission. Arriving at the meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that NATO will increase its presence in Afghanistan.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145476.htm14547629 Jun. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Allies strengthen cooperation in the munitions sectorNATO Allies are increasingly working to share the burden of acquiring expensive defence equipment. Today (29 June 2017), a new cooperation framework has been launched, promising more favourable terms for acquiring critical land based munitions.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_145521.htm14552129 Jun. 2017 12:00:00 GMT