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20 Apr. 2018

NATO cyber defenders tested at world’s largest cyber drill

NATO cyber experts will test and train their ability to defend against cyber attacks in the largest international live-fire cyber defence exercise, Locked Shields (23 April – 27 April).

2 Oct. 2017

Secretary General participates in Hybrid Centre of Excellence inauguration with Finnish leaders and EU High Representative

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms Federica Mogherini, are in Helsinki, Finland today (2 October) to attend the inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. They are attending as guests of Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.

11 Apr. 2017

NATO welcomes opening of European Centre for Countering Hybrid Threats

Several NATO Allies and European Union members came together in Helsinki on Tuesday (11 April 2017), formally agreeing to establish a European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in the Finnish capital. At a ceremony attended by Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, officials from NATO and the European Union welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the Centre, which will open later in 2017.

4 Sep. 2015

Fighting weapons of terror

Recent terrorist attacks across Europe have shown that terrorism remains a real threat to Alliance populations. So does the risk that terrorist groups consider the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials as weapons. This year, NATO’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre (WMDC) is celebrating its 15th anniversary and stepping up its activities to respond to these threats.

13 Nov. 2014

Experts discuss ''Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Application'' in Vilnius

High-level officials from NATO and partner countries attended an event on “Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Application” (IESMA) at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre (LITEXPO) in Vilnius, Lithuania on 12 and 13 November.

9 Sep. 2013

Energy security: a major factor in international security

Energy has several security-related aspects. Supply lines and increasingly interconnected critical infrastructure are frequently targeted by terrorists, computer hackers and pirates. Deployed forces need to become more energy-efficient in order to save money and reduce the environmental impact. And the growing global demand for energy and other scarce resources could lead to disputes. Last week, highlighting the increasing importance of energy security for the Alliance, NATO’s Secretary General formally inaugurated the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius, Lithuania.

6 Sep. 2013

Secretary General opens NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius

On the second day of a visit to Vilnius, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen officially inaugurated the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence together with the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaité.

24 Jul. 2013

Preparing first responders for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents

Civilian populations are threatened by potential incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents, which are the consequence of either terrorist acts or natural and man-made disasters. It is important to ensure that first responders are prepared for such eventualities.

18 Sep. 2012

Experts explore technological solutions for the detection and disposal of explosives

The latest technologies to improve explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and the detection of explosives were the focus of the NATO EOD Demonstrations and Trials that took place in Trenčin, Slovakia, from 18 to 20 September. Representatives of companies, research and development institutes, NATO bodies and Allied and partner countries came together to discuss the way ahead. The event concluded with a seminar organized under the auspices of the NATO-Russia Council.

17 Jan. 2011

NATO High-Level Officials attend the opening ceremony of the Energy Security Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania

The new Energy Security Centre in Vilnius was opened on 14 January 2011. Under the leadership of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the centre will contribute to international initiatives with a special emphasis on cooperation with NATO.

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