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5 Feb. 2018

Deputy Secretary General marks first anniversary of NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Lithuania

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller marked the first anniversary of NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Lithuania during a ceremony on Monday (5 February 2018). Alongside Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Allied representatives, Gottemoeller paid tribute to Allied forces in Rukla.

1 Feb. 2018

Deputy Secretary General visits NATO battlegroup in Latvia

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller began a two-day trip to Latvia with a visit to the NATO multinational battlegroup in Ādaži on Thursday (1 February 2018). Led by Canada, the battlegroup is one of four operational in the eastern part of the Alliance.

15 Dec. 2017

Chairman of NATO Military Committee visits Estonia affirming NATO’s commitment to collective defence

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel, visited Estonia from 13 to 15 December 2017. During his visit, General Pavel met with HE Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, HE Mr Jüri Luik, Minister of Defence, General Riho Terras, Commander of Estonian Defence Forces as well as members of the National Defence Committee. While in Estonia, General Pavel also visited the NATO Force Integration Unit, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Baltic Defence College and NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group stationed in Tapa.

24 Nov. 2017

Secretary General discusses Baltic security with Latvian President

NATO’s continued adaptation to meet current security challenges and preparations for NATO’s 2018 Summit topped the agenda in talks between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis in Brussels on Friday (24 November 2017).

9 Nov. 2017

NATO Allies brief Russian arms control inspectors

As part of NATO Allies’ ongoing commitment to transparency, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are hosting Russian arms control inspectors this week. The inspectors toured a number of military sites, including some used by multinational NATO battlegroups. NATO deployed defensive forces to the region – known as enhanced forward presence – following Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine. One battlegroup, roughly 1,000-strong, is now stationed in each of the Baltic countries and Poland to deter any possible aggression.

9 Oct. 2017

Secretary General meets with Romanian President and Prime Minister, visits NATO troops

During a visit to Romania, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (Monday 9th October) met with the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Iohannis, and Prime Minister Mihai Tudose.

4 Oct. 2017

''Falcon Defence 2017'' brings Portuguese F-16s to Romania

Borcea, Romania - A Portuguese Air Force F-16 detachment deployed to Borcea Air Force Base, Romania in mid-September for training and exercise missions within the Assurance Measures framework.

6 Sep. 2017

Secretary General meets NATO troops, commends Estonia

Together with Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited NATO’s UK-led battlegroup in Tapa on Wednesday (6 September 2017). Addressing troops, the Secretary General called the multinational force “a very strong signal of NATO unity, NATO resolve and NATO strength”. Mr. Stoltenberg also commended Estonia for its operational contributions to the Alliance, and for “leading by example” by spending more than 2% of its GDP on defence.

31 Aug. 2017

Canadian jets ready for NATO air policing over Romania

Canadian CF-188 fighters are ready to begin NATO air policing patrols over Romania. At the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase on Thursday (31 August 2017), the detachment was certified to operate alongside the MiG-21s of their Romanian hosts. The Canadian detachment succeeds a deployment by the UK's Royal Air Force.

28 Aug. 2017

NATO battlegroups in Baltic nations and Poland fully operational

NATO’s four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are now fully operational. This milestone comes after the Canadian-led battlegroup based at Camp Ādaži in Latvia became the fourth battlegroup to complete its Certification Exercise.

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