NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO Secretary General welcomes the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of North MacedoniaFollowing a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday (19 March 2019), the NATO Secretary General said that the signature of the Accession Protocol for the Republic of North Macedonia in February was a historic moment for the country and for NATO. “Your leadership helped make this happen”, he said. “By working with Athens you have shown what courage, commitment and diplomacy can achieve.” Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTUS B-52 bombers conduct training in EuropeThe U.S. Air Force has sent six B-52 long-range bombers to the United Kingdom for a series of training activities over Europe. The aircraft and over 450 airmen arrived at Royal Air Force base Fairford on Thursday (14 March 2018) from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNorth Atlantic Council discusses energy security challengesIn a meeting with external experts, the North Atlantic Council today (19 March 2019) discussed global energy developments and their security implications. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTColombia’s demining centre joins NATO networkOn 15 March 2019, the North Atlantic Council welcomed Colombia’s International Demining Centre (CIDES) into the network of NATO Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC). Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General praises NATO’s Open Door policy at enlargement anniversary eventNATO’s Open Door policy extends our shared area of peace and stability and enriches our Alliance with new voices, new experiences, and new capabilities, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He delivered a keynote speech today (18 March) at a German Marshall Fund (GMF) event titled “NATO at seventy – post-Cold War enlargement and the future of Transatlantic security”. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTStatement by the North Atlantic Council on Crimea Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Prime Minister of North MacedoniaThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, H.E. Mr. Zoran Zaev, on Tuesday, 19 March 2019. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO announces nomination of General Tod D. Wolters as Supreme Allied Commander EuropeThe North Atlantic Council has approved the nomination of General Tod D. Wolters, United States Air Force, to the post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO and EU discuss defence against hybrid warfareDeputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed European Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King to NATO on Thursday (14 March 2019), for talks on how NATO and the EU can work more closely together to counter hybrid warfare. Hybrid tactics, which include cyber-attacks, disinformation and economic interference, are increasingly used against NATO and EU member countries. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTThe NATO Military Committee underscores importance of the Transatlantic Bond with visit to WashingtonThe NATO Military Committee led by its Chairman, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Washington from 13-15 March 2019. The programme started with a visit to the Pentagon and Capitol Hill, followed by a table discussion with the Atlantic Council and concluded with a Wreath Laying at Arlington Cemetery. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTDefence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2011-2018)NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General’s Annual Report: "NATO: fit for the future"On 14 March, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presented his Annual Report for 2018. The Report, he says, “shows that NATO continues to modernise”. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the European Commissioner for the Security UnionOn Thursday, 14 March 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will meet the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian King. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General Marks 20 years of NATO Enlargement On Monday 18 March 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will make a keynote address at the German Marshall Fund event titled: NATO at Seventy – Post-Cold War Enlargement and the Future of Transatlantic Security. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Military Committee visits Transatlantic Commands The NATO Military Committee conducted their annual meeting at the NATO Allied Command Transformation, in Norfolk on the 11th and 12th of March 2019. The programme also included a visit of the recently stood up Joint Forces Command and the USS Harry S Truman, currently assigned to the US Second Fleet. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of QatarOn Wednesday, 13 March 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTYoung Kuwaiti Diplomats share views with NATO officials during a recent visit at NATO HeadquartersOn 11 March 2019, the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of NATO’s International Staff received a delegation of young diplomats from the State of Kuwait. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO launches innovation challenge to inventors and entrepreneursAddressing the dangers of electromagnetic pulse to our societies and militaries is the topic of this year’s first NATO Innovation Challenge. The competition aims to tap into the minds of innovative people and teams to find new, creative and efficient ways for NATO to respond to security challenges and potential crises. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General commemorates NATO enlargement in PragueNATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller participated in a commemoration ceremony in Prague on Tuesday (12 March 2019) to mark the 15th and 20th anniversaries of the Visegrad countries joining NATO. The Deputy Secretary General addressed the conference after President Miloš Zeman of the Czech Republic, President János Áder of Hungary, President Andrzej Duda of Poland and President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina sign agreement on protection of classified information On 5 March 2019, NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded the Administrative Arrangements for the Protection of Classified Information as part of the Agreement on the Security of Information. Mar. 2019 12:00:00 GMT