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15 Feb. 2019

Secretary General at Munich Security Conference: ''If we stand united we will be ready to face the future.''

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a keynote speech to the Munich Security Conference on Friday (15 February 2019). Mr Stoltenberg stressed that in a more unpredictable security environment it was essential to have strong multilateral frameworks; strong defence; and strong transatlantic cooperation.

14 Feb. 2019

NATO Defence Ministers conclude two days of discussions in Brussels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up two days of important discussions between Allied Defence Ministers in Brussels today (Thursday 14 February 2019). Ministers discussed arms control, current operations and missions, burden-sharing, and European defence. The Secretary General described the Alliance as “in good shape” as its approaches its 70th anniversary in Washington in April.

13 Feb. 2019

NATO Defence Ministers meet in Brussels

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today (13 February 2019) to begin two days of talks on pressing security challenges, including Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ministers will discuss efforts to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and review NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and the maritime area. Burden-sharing and NATO-EU cooperation will also be high on the agenda.

13 Feb. 2019

NATO Defence Ministers meet to address Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty

Allied Defence Ministers discussed at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (13 February 2019) the consequences of Russia’s breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after the meeting that Russia’s SSC-8 missile system is a significant risk to the security of the Alliance. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that Russia still has a six month window to come back into compliance with the INF Treaty and it should take this opportunity.

13 Feb. 2019

Four Allies and one partner will create a regional Special Forces command

On Wednesday (13 February 2019), the Defence Ministers from Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to establish a Regional Special Operations Component Command (R-SOCC) in the margins of the meetings of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels. Partner nation Austria will sign the LOI immediately following the NATO Defence Ministerial Meeting. This makes this initiative another example of close cooperation between NATO Allies and partners.

12 Feb. 2019

NATO Defence Ministers to address pressing security challenges

NATO Defence Ministers will meet in Brussels this week at a critical time for transatlantic security. In a press conference (on Tuesday 12 February) ahead of the two-day meeting, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced important discussions on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, NATO’s defence and deterrence posture, NATO’s missions and operations, and European cooperation on defence.

12 Feb. 2019

New NATO hub will gather the Alliance's cyber defenders

Cyber defenders from across the Alliance have a new community where they can exchange information, share best practices and work together in an encrypted workspace with secure video, voice, chat and information gathering capabilities. The community was launched today (12 February 2019) by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA).

12 Feb. 2019

NATO Science Partnership Prize awarded to three outstanding scientific projects

Scientists from France, Israel, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States received the prestigious 2018 Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) Prize for excellent collaboration in NATO multi-year science projects in the fields of cyber defence, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence, and advanced technologies.

11 Feb. 2019

The NATO Military Committee in Permanent Session welcomes the future Republic of North Macedonia as Invitee

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee chaired the first Military Committee in Permanent Session (MCPS) on 11 February with a representative from Skopje participating as an observer.

6 Feb. 2019

NATO Allies sign Accession Protocol for the future Republic of North Macedonia

At NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (6 February 2019) the Permanent Representatives to NATO of the 29 members of the Alliance signed the Accession Protocol for the future Republic of North Macedonia. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov.

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