|06 Feb. 2024
Chair of the NATO Military Committee at Leangkollen Security Conference: “by preparing we ramp up our resilience and our deterrence”
On 6 February 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, delivered a speech at the Leangkollen Security Conference in Oslo, Norway, emphasizing that NATO has entered a new era of collective defence.
|23 Nov. 2023
Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Czechia
On 21-23 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer visited Czechia upon invitation of the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Karel Řehka. While in Prague, the Chair met with Czechia’s President and Deputy Minister of Defence, as well as with other senior political and military authorities. He also delivered key remarks at the CEVRO Institute, addressing NATO’s response to a new era of Collective Defence.
|10 Nov. 2023
NATO Deputy Secretary General hails Bulgaria’s contributions to stability in the Black Sea
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană travelled to Bulgaria on Friday (10 November 2023) for the annual exercise “Iron Strike” conducted by the NATO multinational battle group stationed in the country. “We have just witnessed a powerful display of NATO capabilities and interoperability, with troops from Albania, host-nation Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Türkiye, and the United States, all working together for our shared security,” Mr Geoană said.
|04 Oct. 2023
Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer attends 10th edition of the Warsaw Security Forum in Poland
On 3-4 October 2023, Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer attended the 10th edition of the Warsaw Security Forum (WSF) in Poland. While at the WSF, the Chair received the Knight of Freedom on behalf of NATO. He also met with a number of high-level political and military officials. Among the leading European platforms devoted to transatlantic cooperation, the forum serves as a timely platform to deepen discussions on shared responses to today’s common security challenges.
|03 Oct. 2023
NATO receives Knight of Freedom award
On 3 October 2023, during the Warsaw Security Forum, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Bauer accepted the Knight of Freedom award – one of Poland’s most important foreign policy and human rights award – on behalf of the Alliance.
|09 Sep. 2023
NATO navies hold annual Northern Coasts collective defence exercise in the Baltic Sea
Some 30 warships and 3,200 personnel from 15 nations will participate in the annual two-week naval exercise Northern Coasts, which starts on Saturday (9 September 2023) in the Baltic Sea, primarily off the coasts of Estonia and Latvia. Led by the German Navy, Northern Coasts is one of the biggest exercises in the region, and is focusing for the first time on high-end warfare and the collective defence of NATO Allies.
|22 Feb. 2023
NATO Secretary General thanks US and B9 leaders for their strong support for NATO and Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (22 February 2023) thanked US President Joe Biden and the leaders of the Bucharest 9 (B9) countries for their strong support for Ukraine and commitment to NATO collective defence.
|14 Dec. 2022
NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Bulgaria reaches full capability
NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Bulgaria reached full operational capability on Wednesday (14 December 2022). The milestone was marked by a ceremony presided over by Bulgaria’s Chief of Defence, Admiral Emil Eftimov, and the Commander of Italy’s Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo.
|05 Sep. 2022
First German NATO brigade troops arrive in Lithuania
Around a hundred German soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Sunday (4 September 2022), part of NATO’s increased presence on the Alliance’s eastern flank following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
|29 Jun. 2022
NATO leaders approve new Strategic Concept
NATO Heads of State and Government meeting in Madrid on Wednesday (29 June 2022) approved a new Strategic Concept for the Alliance, setting out the Alliance’s priorities, core tasks and approaches for the next decade. The Concept describes the security environment facing the Alliance, reaffirms our values, and spells out NATO’s key purpose of ensuring our collective defence. It further sets out NATO’s three core tasks of deterrence and defence; crisis prevention and management; and cooperative security.