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20 Feb. 2019

NATO Secretary General: Slovenia is a highly valued Ally

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Slovenian President Borut Pahor to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (20 February 2019). The Secretary General praised Slovenia’s contributions to the Alliance, from the Western Balkans to Afghanistan.

18 Feb. 2019

NATO forces conduct cold weather training in Lithuania

Dutch and Czech forces from one of NATO’s battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance are taking part in cold weather training in Lithuania. This month, soldiers are learning how to survive in extreme weather conditions.

18 Feb. 2019

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group visits the Black Sea

NATO’s countermine group 2 pulled into the Black Sea on Tuesday (19 February 2019) for a routine programme of port visits and exercises. As part of their patrol, the group will participate in exercise Poseidon, an annual mine countermeasures drill hosted by Romania and Bulgaria.

18 Feb. 2019

NATO Parliamentary Assembly visits NATO

Members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA) visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday (18 February 2019) for an exchange of views with the North Atlantic Council.

18 Feb. 2019

Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attends IDEX 2019

From 16 to 17 February 2019, the Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Steven Shepro attended the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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.

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