|02 Feb. 2012 ||
NATO Defence Ministers support Smart Defence as a driver for change
NATO Defence Ministers discussed in Brussels ways to make a maximum use of limited financial resources in times of economic austerity. At their first working sessions, NATO Defence Ministers gave their support to the goal to achieve a maximum effect and efficiency with funds allocated to defence, by cooperating more on multinational initiatives.
|20 Nov. 2010 ||
NATO leaders agree to far-reaching reforms
NATO leaders agreed at their Summit meeting in Lisbon to far-reaching reforms of the NATO Military Command Structure and the agencies that provide essential capabilities and services to NATO armed forces. The reforms will enable further improvement of the Alliance’s defence capabilities and ensure that the NATO is more effective and efficient in the use of resources.
|12 Dec. 2007 ||
Reviewing NATO-Ukraine cooperation on defence and security sector reform
The NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Defence Reform (JWGDR) met at NATO Headquarters on 12 December to review the implementation of key initiatives in 2007 and discuss plans for 2008.
|23 Jan. 2012 ||
NATO achieves important milestone in reform of its Agencies
Two recent high-level appointments mark an important milestone in the reform of NATO’s Agencies. A phased approach to reducing the number of Agencies and streamlining their management was launched by Allied defence ministers in June 2010, aimed at establishing a new structure by July 2012.
|29 Nov. 2010 ||
NATO Capabilities in an Age of Austerity
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has made clear his intention to ‘cut fat and build muscle’ through ongoing NATO reform. Such reform will make NATO more effective, by concentrating on key capabilities such as cyber- and missile defence; more engaged, by collaborating with other international organisations and Partner countries; and more efficient, by making the best use of taxpayer funds.
|15 Sep. 2008 ||
Discussing Ukraine’s future development
Twenty-eight experts and officials from Ukraine, NATO, and other European countries and international organizations recently led a number of panel discussions on key issues concerning Ukraine’s future development at the 18th Economic Forum, held 10-12 September 2008 in Krynica, Poland. Over five hundred leading European experts, officials, and politicians participated in these discussions on issues related to Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration and related reforms.
|28 Jun. 2011 ||
Reshaping NATO’s Command Structure
NATO’s Command Structure has been reviewed, as part of a major reform process, to make it more efficient, flexible and responsive. While the Alliance’s level of ambition remains the same, the changes will make its Command Structure more affordable, reducing the overall number of staff from 13,00 to 8,800 posts.
|23 Apr. 2008 ||
Improving intelligence oversight in Ukraine
The civil democratic control of intelligence and security services was the theme of three events which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, from 21 to 23 April. A parliamentary workshop, an intelligence expert working group and a human rights conference brought together parliamentarians, government officials and experts from Ukraine and over 20 NATO countries as well as representatives of civil society and international non-governmental organizations.
|24 Sep. 2008 ||
Intelligence sector reform talks
Expert staff talks on intelligence sector reform took place under the aegis of the NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Defence Reform (JWGDR), in Jurmala, Latvia, on 24 September.
|04 Feb. 2011 ||
NATO Secretary General calls for ''Smart Defence'' at Munich Conference
On 4 February, NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, delivered the keynote speech at the Munich Security Conference on building security in an age of austerity, a challenge he asserted that NATO was ideally situated to tackle.