NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATOSecretary General discusses NATO Summit with Belgian Prime Minister Charles MichelNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Friday (22 June 2018) at the new NATO Headquarters to prepare for the Summit of Allied leaders next month.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156218.htm15621822 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General discusses links between climate and security at EU conferenceNATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller addressed the importance of practical cooperation and adaptation at an EU conference on ‘Climate, Peace and Security’ on Friday (22 June 2018). Participating in a panel discussion on ‘Indispensable Multilateralism’, Gottemoeller highlighted the importance of links between countries and organisations in ensuring that the right tools are brought to bear on the challenges of today and tomorrow.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156251.htm15625122 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to visit the Grand Duchy of LuxembourgThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Luxembourg on Monday, 25 June 2018. He will participate in the Meeting of the EU Ministers of Defence during the EU Foreign Affairs Council.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156214.htm15621422 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNorth Atlantic Council visit to NSPA CapellenOn Monday, 25 June 2018, the North Atlantic Council (NAC), chaired by the NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in Capellen, Luxemburg.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156215.htm15621522 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of BelgiumOn Friday, 22 June, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr. Charles Michel, as part of the Secretary General's consultations with Allies in the run-up to the NATO Brussels Summit in July.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156146.htm15614621 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General: UK is vital to keeping the transatlantic bond strongSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised the United Kingdom’s important contributions to NATO in a visit to London on Thursday (21 June 2018).http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156187.htm15618721 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General: the transatlantic bond keeps us strong and secureSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a pre-Summit address on Thursday (21 June 2018) in which he explained the importance of the transatlantic bond and how it is being strengthened in NATO. Speaking at Lancaster House in London, Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted how defence ties between North America and Europe have grown closer. He also explained how the principle at the heart of Alliance remains strong, “Again and again, we unite around our common goal. We stand together. We protect each other.” NATO’s 29 Heads of State and Government will meet in Brussels on 11 and 12 July.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156129.htm15612921 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO highlights role in fighting illicit trade in small arms and light weaponsNATO participated in a UN conference in New York on Wednesday (20 June 2018), focused on fighting the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. Ms. Eirini Lemos-Maniati, Deputy Director of NATO HQ’s Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre, noted that over the years, NATO has helped destroy over 600,000 small arms and light weapons, and more than 160 million rounds of ammunition. NATO’s technical standards also serve as a basis for many international best practices in controlling small arms, light weapons and ammunition stockpiles. NATO’s Partnership for Peace Trust Fund on small arms and light weapons currently covers seven projects with a budget of over 40 million euros.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156155.htm15615521 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTUnified Vision 2018 tests interoperability and new technologiesNATO and Allied countries began testing last week resources in Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance with a focus on interoperability and on the ability of forces to work seamlessly together.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156098.htm15609819 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to visit the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to London on Wednesday, 20 and Thursday, 21 June 2018.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156106.htm15610619 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTLithuania hosts arms control inspectors from Russia and BelarusAs NATO forces trained across the Baltic states and Poland in exercise Saber Strike 2018, Lithuania hosted arms control inspectors from Russia and Belarus. From 11-14 June, five inspectors visited various units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. They also met with Croatian troops participating in exercise Saber Strike, as part of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Lithuania.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156095.htm15609518 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMT19 NATO Allies and partners wrap up exercise Saber Strike 2018Saber Strike 2018, a major US-led multinational exercise, wrapped up in Poland on Friday (15 June 2018), with a live-fire demonstration involving Polish F-16s and MI-24 attack helicopters. The exercise, which began on 3 June, mobilised around 18,000 troops from 19 NATO Allies and partners. It provided an opportunity for forces to enhance their readiness and train across the Baltic states and Poland.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156063.htm15606315 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General, Chancellor Merkel discuss preparations for NATO SummitNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Germany for its vital contributions to the Alliance in talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday (15 June 2018). Speaking at a press conference at the Chancellery, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Germany’s leadership of a multinational battlegroup in Lithuania and its major contributions to NATO operations from Afghanistan to Kosovo and the Aegean Sea.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155955.htm15595514 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to visit the Federal Republic of GermanyThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Berlin on Thursday, 14 June and Friday, 15 June 2018.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155949.htm15594914 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General discusses summit preparations with the President of CroatiaSpeaking after a meeting with the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the NATO Secretary General thanked Croatia for contributions to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence battlegroups in Lithuania and Poland, and to the Alliance’s missions in Afghanistan and in Kosovo. The Secretary General also thanked Croatia for financial contributions, including to the Military Transition Trust Fund in Ukraine, which helps former soldiers start a new life after retirement.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155893.htm15589314 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNew NATO project to help with real-time detection of explosives in public transportA new NATO project, EXTRAS, led by research institutions in Italy and Serbia, will make it possible to detect explosives and prevent terrorist attacks on public transport. The project, funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, will use laser spectroscopy to identify explosive materials on potential bombers.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155941.htm15594114 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTJoint press statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and European Council President Donald Tusk on the solution to the "name dispute"We welcome the agreement reached between Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev yesterday on a solution to the name dispute. We hope that this unique opportunity to relaunch the wider Western Balkan region's European and Euro-Atlantic integration will not be wasted. This agreement sets an example for others on how to consolidate peace and stability across the region.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155945.htm15594513 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the President of the Republic of CroatiaOn Thursday, 14 June 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović at NATO Headquarters.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155939.htm15593913 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to visit the United StatesOn 12-14 June 2018, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to the United States.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155940.htm15594012 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO hosts the African Union for Military to Military Staff TalksOn 6 June 2018, the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted the annual NATO – African Union (AU) Military to Military staff talks with a delegation from the AU and 30 representatives from other NATO bodies.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_155895.htm15589512 Jun. 2018 12:00:00 GMT