|15 May. 2023||
US demonstrates readiness to reinforce NATO battlegroup in PolandThe United States has shown its ability to rapidly deploy reinforcements to the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Poland, expanding its capabilities from a battalion to a brigade-level element. This advancement aligns with NATO's new Force Model, designed to strengthen the Alliance's unified response, and is in line with the 2022 NATO Summit's decisions.
|14 Apr. 2023||
Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Romania to discuss renewed focus on collective defenceFrom 11 to 14 April 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer was in Romania upon the invitation of its Chief of Defence, General Daniel Petrescu. During the visit, Admiral Bauer met with the Defence Minister, Mr Angel Tîlvăr, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Bogdan Aurescu, and Presidential Advisor on National Security, Mr Ion Oprișor. Admiral Bauer visited the NATO Multinational Battlegroup; he was briefed at the Headquarters Multinational Corps South-East, the Multinational Division South-East; and visited troops stationed at the the Joint National Training Centre in Cincu, the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base and the Radio-electronic and Observation Brigade in Constanta.
|13 Apr. 2023||
NATO Deputy Secretary General: the Black Sea region is important for Euro-Atlantic securityIn an address to the Black Sea Security Conference of the International Crimea Platform in Bucharest on Thursday (13 April 2023), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the strategic importance of the Black Sea region for Euro-Atlantic security. He highlighted NATO’s enhanced presence in the region, and the Alliance’s unprecedented support to Ukraine, as well as other partners at risk of Russian aggression, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova.
|22 Feb. 2023||
NATO Secretary General thanks US and B9 leaders for their strong support for NATO and UkraineNATO 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 capabilityNATO’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.
|18 Oct. 2022||
Italy takes command of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in BulgariaItaly took command of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Bulgaria in a ceremony on Monday (17 October 2022), with the participation of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Defence Minister Dimitar Stoyanov, Italian Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini, and the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Christopher G. Cavoli. “This is a historic day, because today we witness our first transfer of authority of command of a new battlegroup from one Ally to another,” said Gen. Cavoli.
|21 Sep. 2022||
Rain on the range – Getting muddy with NATO’s multinational battlegroup in RomaniaEarlier this year, Allies agreed to enhance NATO’s presence in the east of the Alliance by establishing four new multinational battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia (in addition to the existing battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which have been in place since 2017). Now, Allied troops are training together in these new battlegroups, demonstrating their ability and commitment to working together – come rain or come shine.
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|30 Jun. 2022||
Madrid Summit ends with far-reaching decisions to transform NATOThe NATO Summit in Madrid drew to a close on Thursday (30 June 2022) with decisions to transform and strengthen the Alliance. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “The decisions we have taken in Madrid will ensure that our Alliance continues to preserve peace, prevent conflict, and protect our people and our values. Europe and North America, standing together in NATO.”