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North Atlantic Council statement on the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations

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Nomination of IBAN new Board Member, Mr. Franz Wascotte

Born in 1950, Mr. Franz Wascotte, Belgian nationality, studied law, and before he joined an insurance company with main activities in international trade (1974), he completed his expertise in the fiscal and tax domains.
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Composite Special Operations Component Command reaches full operational capability

Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands declared their Composite Special Operations Component Command (C-SOCC) headquarters as fully operational on Monday 7 December 2020. The Composite Special Operations Component Command combines national capabilities from the three participating nations into a deployable multinational headquarters, specifically designed for commanding several Special Operations Forces task groups. This innovative approach provides the participating nations with a capability that exceeds the sum of their individual national contributions.
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Deputy Secretary General Geoană addresses the European Defence Agency Annual Conference

Speaking at the European Defence Agency Annual Conference on 4 December, the NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that sustaining European defence is very important for NATO because European defence is “inextricably linked to transatlantic defence”.
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The 50th NATO Defense College Academic Advisory Board meeting

On 3 and 4 December 2020, the NATO Defense College Academic Advisory Board (AAB) convened its 50th annual meeting in Rome, Italy. The AAB aims to advise the Commandant on ways in which to improve the academic, research and outreach activities of the College, to enhance links with NATO HQ and Allied Command Transformation, and to ensure that NDC outreach strategies contribute to those of the Alliance.
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Deputy Secretary General addresses the NATO Web Conference on Modular Design

Speaking at the NATO web conference “Modular Design - Creating a NATO Technology App Store” on 3 December 2020, Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that engaging with experts from different areas and backgrounds is important for NATO in order to speed up adoption of new technology.
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Meet Captain Boris, who stands ready to defend his Ally, Lithuania

Captain Boris serves in the Régiment de Marche du Tchad, a French Army infantry regiment made up of marine forces that contributes to NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Lithuania. There, he commands around one hundred infantry troops.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General spoke on the importance of partnership with Colombia

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke on Thursday 3 December at the Concordia Americas Summit on the importance of having global partnerships with countries like Colombia, to counter common challenges such as pandemics, terrorism or climate change.
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Secretary General: NATO must continue to adapt

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (3 December 2020) thanked a group of experts for a new report outlining their suggestions for the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 initiative on how to bolster NATO’s political cohesion and ability to face new security challenges.
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NATO Foreign Ministers discuss China’s rise, security in the Black Sea region

NATO foreign ministers met virtually on Wednesday (2 December 2020) to discuss the global shift in the balance of power with the rise of China. They were joined by Asia-Pacific partners Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, and by Finland, Sweden, and the European Union High Representative. In a separate session, Allies met with the foreign ministers of Georgia and Ukraine to address security in the Black Sea region and NATO’s political and practical support to both partners.

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