NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO ships to make Norwegian coast saferOne of NATO’s naval groups is visiting Trondheim on Friday (10 August 2018), and from there it will go on to search for sea mines dating back to World War II. The operation will make the waters safer for fishermen and shipping in the area.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157640.htm15764010 Aug. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Military Chiefs of Defence to meet in WarsawNATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet from 28-30 September 2018, in Warsaw, Poland. The meeting will be hosted by the Chief of the Polish General Staff, Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157630.htm15763009 Aug. 2018 12:00:00 GMTThe Science for Peace and Security Programme celebrates its 60th anniversary2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, which has built a strong track record of promoting scientific projects and collaboration among scientists from NATO countries, maximising the return on research investments and strengthening the transatlantic bond.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157632.htm15763209 Aug. 2018 12:00:00 GMT1958 - 2018: The Science for Peace and Security Programme celebrates its 60th anniversary2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, the foundations of which were laid on 13 December 1956, when the North Atlantic Council endorsed a report to enhance non-military cooperation and coordination within NATO in line with Articles 2 and 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty. Known as the Report of the Three Wise Men, it proposed concrete activities to enhance cooperation in the areas of politics, economics and science. The final Report of three NATO Ministers, i.e. Lester B. Pearson (Foreign Minister of Canada), Gaetano Martino (Foreign Minister of Italy), and Halvard Lange (Foreign Minister of Norway), included a dedicated subchapter on scientific and technological cooperation.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157613.htm15761308 Aug. 2018 12:00:00 GMTForest fires in SwedenOn 25 July 2018 the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for assistance to fight forest fires in Sweden.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157546.htm15754626 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTForest fires in LatviaOn 25 July 2018 the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for assistance to fight large forest and turf fires in Latvia.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157539.htm15753925 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: NATO is united in support for Georgia’s securityNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (18 July 2018). The Secretary General praised Georgia’s contributions to the Alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan and the NATO Response Force. He also reiterated NATO’s support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. “At the Summit last week, all 29 Allies reaffirmed that Georgia will become a member of NATO. This is in line with the decision we made at our Bucharest Summit in 2008,” he said.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157482.htm15748218 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the Prime Minister of GeorgiaOn Wednesday, 18 July, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr Mamuka Bakhtadze.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157466.htm15746617 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTGMF releases study on NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue The German Marshall Fund on Friday (13 July 2018) presented a new study on NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue partnership programme, offering recommendations to take the 20-year-old programme forward based on interviews with officials and experts from the Middle East and North Africa and NATO.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157523.htm15752313 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMT16 NATO Allies and 3 partners agree to acquire land munitions togetherUnder the leadership of Belgium, the Defence Ministers of 16 Allies¹ and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia² signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Multinational Cooperation for the Provision of Land Battle Decisive Munitions (LBDM) in Brussels during the NATO Summit (11 and 12 July 2018). The Defence Ministers of Austria and Finland will also sign the MOU immediately following the NATO Summit.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156841.htm15684112 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO-Georgia Commission Declaration at the Brussels Summithttp://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_156627.htm15662712 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: NATO is deliveringThe NATO Summit in Brussels wrapped up on Thursday (12 July 2018), following two days of decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, step up in the fight against terrorism and ensure fairer burden-sharing among all Allies. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that NATO embodies the vital bond between Europe and North America. “Our decisions at the Brussels Summit show that, as the world changes, Europe and North America stand together and act together in NATO,” he said.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156831.htm15683112 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: NATO is firm in our support for UkraineNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated NATO’s strong support for Ukraine ahead of a meeting of Allied leaders with Ukraine and Georgia at the Brussels Summit (12 July 2018).http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156833.htm15683312 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General and Prime Minister Zaev mark the beginning of accession talks The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Zaev on Thursday 12 July 2018 for a ceremony marking the beginning of accession talks with Skopje. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_157315.htm15731512 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General and President of Georgia discuss Black Sea securityNATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, met with the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, at the NATO Summit on Thursday (12 July 2018). They discussed the close partnership between NATO and Georgia and Black Sea security issues.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156838.htm15683812 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTChairman’s statement on NATO-Ukraine following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Georgia and Ukraine at the Brussels Summithttp://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_156623.htm15662312 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General welcomes NATO leaders to the Brussels SummitSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Allied Heads of State and Government to NATO Headquarters for the 2018 Brussels Summit on Wednesday (11 July 2018). At a ceremony to mark the start of the meeting, Mr. Stoltenberg outlined NATO’s achievements in building peace and security and praised the professionalism and dedication of the Alliance’s armed forces.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156835.htm15683511 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General previews Brussels Summit at symposium NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shared his views on the Summit at “NATO Engages: The Brussels Summit Dialogue'' on Wednesday (11 July 2018). Speaking at the conference of world leaders and security experts, Mr. Stoltenberg explained the importance of the 2018 Brussels Summit and how Allied Heads of State and Government will take decisions to preserve peace and security for North America and Europe.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156834.htm15683411 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMTBrussels Summit Declarationhttp://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_156624.htm15662411 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMT7 Allies plan to acquire maritime munitions togetherSeven NATO Allies are signing a Letter of Intent on Multinational Cooperation for the Provision of Maritime Battle Decisive Munitions (MBDM) in Brussels during the NATO Summit (11 and 12 July 2018). Under this agreement, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Spain plan to combine munitions purchases in order to achieve economies of scale – and thus lower prices. The potential establishment of common warehousing solutions could lower costs even further. The plan covers a broad range of munition types, including surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles, torpedoes, and gun shells.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_156837.htm15683711 Jul. 2018 12:00:00 GMT