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Defence Ministers agree to strengthen NATO’s defences, establish Spearhead Force

NATO Defence Ministers took important decisions on Thursday (5 February 2015) to strengthen the Alliance’s collective defence. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the decisions would “ensure that we have the right forces, in the right place, at the right time.”
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Defence Ministers to take further steps to make NATO forces 'more ready, responsive'

NATO Defence Ministers will on Thursday (5 February 2015) take further steps to make the Alliance’s forces “more ready and responsive,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, arriving for the one-day meeting. He said that the ministers will make clear that NATO is determined to defend all Allies against threats from any direction.
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NATO Defence Ministers to discuss the implementation of the Readiness Action Plan and Georgia

NATO Defence Ministers are expected to take important decisions on the implementation of the Readiness Action Plan agreed at the NATO Wales Summit last year, at their one-day meeting on Thursday (5 February 2015). Ministers will decide on the size and composition of the new Spearhead Force, which will enable the Alliance to respond to security challenges to the east posed by Russia and risks emanating from the southern neibourhood, the Middle East and North Africa. This will be the first opportunity since the Wales Summit for NATO Defence Ministers to look at the progress made and look forward to the 2016 Warsaw Summit.
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Defence Ministers to take key decisions on the Readiness Action Plan

At their meeting on Thursday (5 February 2015), NATO Defence Ministers will review progress and take follow-up decisions on what Allied leaders agreed at last September’s Wales Summit. The ministers will particularly focus on the implementation of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan, NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu said in a briefing to the media.
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Deputy Secretary General: Russia’s aggression is a game-changer in European security

The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, giving a speech to the Nobel Institute in Oslo, on 2 February 2015, said “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is not an isolated incident, but a game-changer in European security. It reflects an evolving pattern of behavior that has been emerging for several years, despite our efforts to reach out to Russia and build a cooperative European security system with Russia.”

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