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NATO responds to the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020, helping Allies and partners

Throughout 2020, NATO and Allied military personnel have been helping save lives by supporting civilian efforts against COVID-19, both in Allied and partner countries. In the first half of this year, some 350 flights delivered critical supplies around the world. Across the Alliance, almost half a million troops supported the civilian response, constructing almost 100 field hospitals, securing borders and helping with testing and transport.
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Christmas trees bring the season’s spirit to NATO Headquarters

Three Christmas trees are bringing holiday cheer to NATO Headquarters this year. In line with the COVID-19 response measures in force, most end-of-the-year celebrations at NATO have been cancelled, while others, such as the annual NATO Charity Bazaar, have been moved online. Still, the Christmas tree tradition has endured.
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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s end of the year video message to NATO troops

Hello and warm greetings.
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NATO agrees 2021 civil and military budgets

NATO Allies have agreed the civil and military budgets for 2021. At a meeting of the North Atlantic Council on Wednesday (16 December 2020), Allies agreed a civil budget of €258.9 million and a military budget of €1.61 billion for 2021. All member countries contribute to these budgets, according to an agreed cost-sharing formula based on Gross National Income.
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Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli from Italy becomes the new Deputy Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan

Today (16 December 2020), Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli of the Italian Army assumed the position of Deputy Commander of the NATO-led mission Resolute Support, which trains, advises and assists the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces. He took over from Lieutenant General Giles Hill of the British Army.
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NATO-made honey gifted to Council Ambassadors

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave ambassadors in the North Atlantic Council a jar of NATO-made honey each on Wednesday (16 December 2020), a pre-holiday gift for the end-of-year Council meeting.
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North Atlantic Council Statement as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Enters Into Force

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Secretary General: NATO-EU cooperation has reached unprecedented levels

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had discussions at the European Commission on Tuesday (15 December 2020) about how to further strengthen NATO’s cooperation with the European Union. While the Secretary General often meets with EU leaders and EU Commissioners, this is the first time that a NATO Secretary General attended a meeting of the College of Commissioners, a sign of the deepening partnership between NATO and the EU.
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NATO Secretary General discusses security in the Western Balkans with the Montenegrin Prime Minister

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (15 December 2020). He thanked Montenegro for its commitment to security and stability in the Western Balkans and its contributions to NATO missions and operations. The two leaders discussed Alliance solidarity in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, current security challenges, and how NATO 2030 will further strengthen the Alliance.
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NATO supports Afghan forces with hundreds of tons of pharmaceutical supplies

Between November and early December 2020, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has operated several chartered flights from NATO Allies and partners to Afghanistan, transporting hundreds of tons of pharmaceutical supplies to the Afghan national army and police. These consisted of pain relievers, vitamins, antibiotic pills and ointments, polio vaccine, hand sanitizer, IV fluids and other critical medicines. All of these supplies will help Afghan forces improve their standard of care and reduce the risk of harm and infection to service personnel. Additional flights are scheduled to be operated through the end of the year.

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