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NATO missile defence base in Poland now mission ready

A new U.S. ballistic missile defence site in Redzikowo, Poland is now operational and available for the defence of the Alliance. Dubbed “Aegis Ashore”, the site is part of a larger NATO missile shield and is designed to detect, track and intercept ballistic missiles in flight.
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Spain takes command of NATO’s battlegroup in Slovakia

On Monday (1 July 2024) Spain took command of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Slovakia. Spain succeeds Czechia, who had been leading the battlegroup since its establishment in 2022. Troops from Czechia, Slovakia and Slovenia are deployed alongside the 700 Spanish troops as part of the battlegroup, bolstering Allied deterrence and defence on NATO’s eastern flank. Spanish military personnel were recently involved leading another multinational exercise - Slovak Shield, part of Steadfast Defender 24 - NATO’s largest military exercise since the Cold War. Spain is also contributing to NATO’s multinational battlegroup led by Canada in Latvia.
28 Mar. 2024 240328-cmc-latvia.jpg - Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Latvia, 58.74KB

Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Latvia on the 20th anniversary of its NATO membership

On 27-29 March 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Latvia upon the invitation of the Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš. While in Riga, Admiral Bauer met with the President, Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, in order to discuss collective deterrence and defence and the implementation of the decisions taken at the Vilnius summit last year. Admiral Bauer also participated in public events to celebrate Latvia’s NATO 20 year-membership.
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Secretary General thanks Slovenian Prime Minister for contributions to NATO and Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Prime Minister of Slovenia Robert Golob to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (21 March 2024).
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Secretary General hails Montenegro's commitments to NATO, key role in Western Balkans, support to Ukraine

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister of Montenegro Milojko Spajić to NATO Headquarters on Friday (26 January 2024). They discussed preparations for the upcoming Washington Summit and continued efforts to bolster the Alliance’s deterrence and defence.
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NATO Secretary General with Prime Minister of Slovakia: support to Ukraine is not charity, it is an investment in our security

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (14 December 2023). Mr Stoltenberg praised Slovakia’s commitment to the Alliance, including hosting a multinational NATO battlegroup, deploying forces to Latvia, and planning to invest 2% of GDP in defence this year. They also discussed continued support to Ukraine and further bolstering the Alliance’s deterrence and defence.
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Secretary General meets Allied leaders from the Western Balkans, concludes tour of the region

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Allied leaders from the Western Balkans in Skopje on Wednesday (22 November 2023). Hosted by Prime Minister Dimitar Kovačevski of North Macedonia, the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania, President Zoran Milanović of Croatia, and Prime Minister Milojko Spajić of Montenegro.
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NATO Secretary General in Skopje: the Western Balkans is essential to the security of Europe

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia in Skopje on Tuesday (21 November 2023), marking the first such address since the country joined NATO.
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Secretary General welcomes Latvian President to NATO for talks on Ukraine support, deterrence and defence

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (16 November 2023) to discuss continued support for Ukraine and the ongoing implementation of decisions taken at the Vilnius Summit.
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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.

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