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09 Jul. 2024

Allies launch strategic initiatives to enhance capabilities

In a significant step towards enhancing Allied defence and technological integration across the air, space and cyber domains, Defence Ministers from 24 NATO Allies* signed a series of ground-breaking multinational initiatives at the NATO Summit Defence Industry Forum.
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Women, Peace and Security highlighted at the NATO Summit

On the eve of the NATO Washington Summit, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted the NATO Women, Peace and Security Reception at the Department of State on Tuesday (9 July 2024).
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Secretary General arrives in Washington ahead of NATO Summit, meets with US Secretary of Defense

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III in Washington D.C. on Monday (08 July 2024) on the eve of the NATO 75th anniversary Summit.
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Pre-Summit polling results show strong support for NATO and increased defence spending

Ahead of the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington, NATO commissioned a public opinion survey across all 32 NATO member countries. The survey asked over 30,000 respondents to share their opinions in several areas, including support for their country’s NATO membership, commitment to collective defence of their country’s Allies and agreement with increased defence spending. Overall, support for NATO remains strong, as does support for increased defence spending.
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NATO Through Time podcast – A transatlantic alliance with former Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller

The NATO Through Time podcast dives deep into NATO’s history, reflecting on how the past influences the present – and future – of the longest-lasting alliance in history. This episode features Rose Gottemoeller, who served as Deputy Secretary General of NATO from 2016 to 2019, and who was the first woman and second American to hold that position.
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NATO Secretary General: “Our most urgent task at the Summit will be support to Ukraine”

On Friday (5 July 2024), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed next week’s Washington Summit, stressing that support to Ukraine will be NATO’s “most urgent task”.
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Denmark chairs the inaugural meeting of NATO’s Transatlantic Quantum Community

On Tuesday (2 July 2024) the Transatlantic Quantum Community (TQC) held its inaugural virtual meeting in Brussels. Last September, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for the development of a dedicated network which would enhance Allied cooperation and harness the benefits of quantum technologies to strengthen deterrence and defence. Since that point, NATO’s Quantum Technologies Strategy was agreed and the Alliance’s International Staff collaborated with NATO members to establish the Community.
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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.
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DIANA, NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator, launches new challenges

On Monday (1 July 2024), NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) launched its second set of defence and security challenges in need for innovative deep tech solutions.
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NATO Secretary General and President of Slovakia discuss preparations for the Washington Summit

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Peter Pellegrini of Slovakia to NATO Headquarters on Friday (28 June 2024) to discuss preparations for the Washington Summit.

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