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25 Jun. 2018

Secretary General praises Luxembourg for its contributions to the Alliance

Visiting Luxembourg today (25 June 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised the Grand Duchy for its political, military and financial commitment to the Alliance.

25 Jun. 2018

Secretary General welcomes stronger NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed strengthened cooperation between the EU and NATO ahead of a meeting with EU Defence Ministers on Monday (25 June 2018). The Secretary General noted that he will sign a new Joint Declaration with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission at the NATO Summit, setting out a shared vision for further cooperation.

22 Jun. 2018

Secretary General discusses NATO Summit with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Friday (22 June 2018) at the new NATO Headquarters to prepare for the Summit of Allied leaders next month.

22 Jun. 2018

NATO and EU Senior Military Officials deepen military EU-NATO cooperation

On 19 June 2018, Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS) hosted Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DGEUMS) for the bi-annual IMS-EUMS Director Generals’ Conference at the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

22 Jun. 2018

NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses links between climate and security at EU conference

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller addressed the importance of practical cooperation and adaptation at an EU conference on ‘Climate, Peace and Security’ on Friday (22 June 2018). Participating in a panel discussion on ‘Indispensable Multilateralism’, Gottemoeller highlighted the importance of links between countries and organisations in ensuring that the right tools are brought to bear on the challenges of today and tomorrow.

21 Jun. 2018

NATO Secretary General: UK is vital to keeping the transatlantic bond strong

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised the United Kingdom’s important contributions to NATO in a visit to London on Thursday (21 June 2018).

21 Jun. 2018

NATO Secretary General: the transatlantic bond keeps us strong and secure

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a pre-Summit address on Thursday (21 June 2018) in which he explained the importance of the transatlantic bond and how it is being strengthened in NATO. Speaking at Lancaster House in London, Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted how defence ties between North America and Europe have grown closer. He also explained how the principle at the heart of Alliance remains strong, “Again and again, we unite around our common goal. We stand together. We protect each other.” NATO’s 29 Heads of State and Government will meet in Brussels on 11 and 12 July.

21 Jun. 2018

NATO highlights role in fighting illicit trade in small arms and light weapons

NATO participated in a UN conference in New York on Wednesday (20 June 2018), focused on fighting the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. Ms. Eirini Lemos-Maniati, Deputy Director of NATO HQ’s Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre, noted that over the years, NATO has helped destroy over 600,000 small arms and light weapons, and more than 160 million rounds of ammunition. NATO’s technical standards also serve as a basis for many international best practices in controlling small arms, light weapons and ammunition stockpiles. NATO’s Partnership for Peace Trust Fund on small arms and light weapons currently covers seven projects with a budget of over 40 million euros.

19 Jun. 2018

Unified Vision 2018 tests interoperability and new technologies

NATO and Allied countries began testing last week resources in Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance with a focus on interoperability and on the ability of forces to work seamlessly together.

18 Jun. 2018

Lithuania hosts arms control inspectors from Russia and Belarus

As NATO forces trained across the Baltic states and Poland in exercise Saber Strike 2018, Lithuania hosted arms control inspectors from Russia and Belarus. From 11-14 June, five inspectors visited various units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. They also met with Croatian troops participating in exercise Saber Strike, as part of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Lithuania.

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