NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO Secretary General meeting with the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European CommissionOn Monday 9 December 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will have a meeting with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security of the European Union, Mr. Josep Borrell at the European Commission.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171903.htm17190306 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTLondon Declarationhttp://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_171584.htm17158404 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to attend the OSCE Ministerial Council The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană, will visit Bratislava on Thursday, 5 December 2019 to attend the Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171875.htm17187504 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: NATO is strong and continues to adapt for the futureNATO leaders are meeting in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019) to mark the 70th anniversary of the Alliance, and take decisions to adapt for the future.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171579.htm17157904 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: as the world changes, NATO will continue to changeThe NATO leaders’ meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the Alliance wrapped up in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019). After the working session, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Our meeting has once again demonstrated that NATO remains the only place where Europe and North America discuss, decide and act every day together on strategic issues that concern our shared security”.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171581.htm17158104 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTMeeting of NATO leaders gets underway Heads of State and Government from all NATO Allies, plus invitee North Macedonia, are meeting in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019). Leaders are meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the Alliance, and are expected to take a range of decisions to adapt NATO for the future.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171733.htm17173304 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTLeaders celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary at Buckingham Palace receptionHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth II welcomed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the leaders of the Alliance’s 29 member countries to London at a Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday evening (3 December 2019). The event comes ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of NATO leaders, where Allies are expected to take decisions to further strengthen and modernise the Alliance.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171576.htm17157603 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO leaders gather in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the AllianceAllied Heads of State and Government are gathering in London on Tuesday (3 December 2019) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of NATO. In 1949, the United Kingdom was one of NATO’s twelve founding members and London was the home of NATO’s first headquarters. Leaders will take decisions to further strengthen the Alliance and continue its adaptation. This evening, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will host a reception for NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171571.htm17157103 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General sets the scene for leaders’ meeting at NATO EngagesSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg set out the key topics and themes for the London meeting of NATO leaders at a special event on Tuesday (3 December 2019). Speaking at NATO Engages: Innovating the Alliance, Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted that throughout its history, NATO has continued to adapt to a changing world.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171573.htm17157303 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General speaks at NATO Engages: Innovating the Alliance “What we are bringing to this Alliance is a sense of urgency to stay true to our values and not be deterred by the world which is changing so rapidly,” Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171575.htm17157503 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General meets President Trump ahead of Leaders’ MeetingNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Trump at Winfield House in London ahead of the Meeting of NATO Leaders on Tuesday (3 December 2019). http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171617.htm17161703 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to meet the President of the United States of AmericaOn Tuesday, 3 December 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump, in London.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171611.htm17161102 Dec. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General announces increased defence spending by AlliesAhead of the meeting of NATO Leaders in London to mark the Alliance’s 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday (29 November 2019) gave details of large increases in Allied defence spending. Mr. Stoltenberg announced that in 2019 defence spending across European Allies and Canada increased in real terms by 4.6 %, making this the fifth consecutive year of growth. He also revealed that by the end of 2020, those Allies will have invested $130 billion more since 2016. Based on the latest estimates, the accumulated increase in defence spending by the end of 2024 will be $400 billion. Mr. Stoltenberg said: “This is unprecedented progress and it is making NATO stronger.’http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171458.htm17145829 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMTDefence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2013-2019)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.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171356.htm17135629 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMTLost family heirloom returned after 74 years – a testament of American-German friendshipOn 28 November 2019, the Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Scott Kindsvater attended a ceremony in Schleiden, Germany where he returned an accordion his grandfather found during World War II to the Kupp family.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171456.htm17145629 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO’s adaptation to the unpredictable security environment: progress report 2018-2019The Alliance is facing the most complex and unpredictable security environment since the end of the Cold War: with growing geo-political challenges, more sophisticated and disruptive cyber and hybrid threats, and exponential technological change rapidly transforming the way wars are fought and won.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171337.htm17133729 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMTThe 49th NATO Defense College academic advisory board meetingOn 28 and 29 November 2019, the NATO Defense College (NDC) Academic Advisory Board convened its 49th annual meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The AAB aims to advise the Commandant on ways in which to improve the academic, research and outreach activities of the College, to enhance links with NATO HQ and Allied Command Transformation, and to ensure that NDC outreach strategies contribute to those of the Alliance.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171494.htm17149429 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMTEarthquake in AlbaniaFollowing the earthquake that struck Albania on 26 November, EADRCC has received today (28 November 2019) a request for international assistance from that country.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171408.htm17140828 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMTNATO reviews scientific cooperation with UkraineUkrainian scientists, experts and government representatives took stock of Ukraine’s cooperation with NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme during an Information Day held at the Ministry of Education and Science in Kyiv on 21 November.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171433.htm17143328 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General discusses strengthening NATO with President MacronNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday (28 November 2019) for a strategic discussion on strengthening the Alliance. “We just had good and open discussions addressing a wide range of issues, addressing how we can further strengthen and modernise the NATO Alliance,” said the Secretary General.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171380.htm17138028 Nov. 2019 12:00:00 GMT