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NATO and Tunisian ships exercise together in the Mediterranean

Frigates from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 exercised with two vessels from the Tunisian Navy in the waters north of Bizerte, Tunisia on Monday (22 June 2020). In a demonstration of deepening cooperation between NATO and Tunisia, the four ships performed a communication drill, followed by a series of maneuvers, and concluded by a traditional ‘sailpast’ and salute.
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Secretary General at Brussels Forum: As the World is Changing, NATO is Changing

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum on Tuesday (23 June 2020), addressing issues ranging from arms control to plans for a second wave of COVID-19. He said, “NATO has to be able to defend all Allies against any threat from any direction." He continued, "that one of the purposes of NATO 2030, is to make sure that we adapt, that we change as we see the world is changing.”
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Unified Vision 2020 to guide further development of NATO Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities

NATO Allies joining this year’s Unified Vision (UV) event began today the second week of the operational evaluation of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities across the Alliance.
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NATO Allied ships patrol in the Black Sea

The United States Navy dock landing ship USS Oak Hill joined the guided missile destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea on Thursday (18 June 2020) for maritime security operations and to train with Allies and partners in the region. Porter entered the Black Sea on Wednesday.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of security partnership for democracy

On 19 June 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in an online discussion of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit. The session about the “Military Backbone of Democracy” covered the current global security issues we face today and the resulting new challenges for global multilateral cooperation, including the COVID-19 outbreak. The Deputy Secretary General gave his perspectives on how the military and security partnership is important for democracy.
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NATO, UN and Civil Society discuss fight against conflict-related sexual violence

On the International Day for the Elimination of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, NATO hosted a digital dialogue on Friday (19 June 2020) to address the prevention and response to the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war.
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Eleven Allies launch Multinational Initiative on Pilot Training

Eleven NATO Defence Ministers launched on Friday (19 June 2020) an initiative to create a network of training facilities for pilots across the European continent. The Ministers of Defence of Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey signed a Letter of Intent confirming the establishment of the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) initiative, in order join forces for the training of fighter jet, helicopter, fixed wing and drone pilots.
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Coronavirus response: NATO Defence Ministers plan for possible second wave of COVID-19

NATO Defence Ministers met by secure video conference on Thursday (18 June 2020), to prepare for a possible second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. They decided on a plan to provide support to Allies and partners, and they agreed to establish a stockpile of medical equipment and supplies, as well as a new fund to enable Allies to quickly acquire medical supplies and services. Defence Ministers from Finland, Sweden and Australia also joined the discussions, as well as EU High Representative/Vice President Borrell.
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New Disinformation Detection Technology wins NATO’s Innovation Challenge Spring 2020

Verifeye Media, a UK information technology company, won NATO’s Innovation Challenge Spring 2020 on Wednesday, 17 June 2020. Its automated detection of potential misinformation and disinformation for videos and photos, in real time, was considered as the most useful, innovative and feasible solution of the ten proposals pitched to the NATO Innovation Hub, in close coordination with the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
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Coronavirus response: Poland delivers medical aid to Iraq

Today (16 June 2020), the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland donated 50,000 protective face masks to Iraq’s health authorities, following Iraq’s request for support in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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