NATO Latest Newshttps://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO Secretary General welcomes Prime Minister of Sweden to NATO HeadquartersSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson to NATO Headquarters on Monday (27 June 2022) for discussions on Sweden and Finland’s applications to join the Alliance. The Secretary General said the security concerns of all Allies must be taken into account as part of the NATO accession process and that Türkiye’s concerns are legitimate and must be addressed.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197071.htm19707127 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: NATO to agree “fundamental shift” in defence posture NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday (27 June 2022) said NATO leaders meeting in Madrid this week are set to sign off on key decisions, including a new Strategic Concept, a major strengthening of NATO’s deterrence and defence and greater support to Ukraine.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197072.htm19707227 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO’s Deputy Secretary General: NATO supports for Ukraine is for the long-termOn Monday (27 June 2022), in a pre-recorded video message at the Kyiv Security Forum, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana reaffirmed NATO’s continued solidarity and support for Ukraine against Russia’s unprovoked war.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197073.htm19707327 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO hosts new round of Türkiye, Finland, Sweden talksAt the invitation of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden met with senior NATO officials at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday (27 June 2022). Chaired by Stian Jenssen, Director of the Secretary General’s Private Office, the talks focused on the security concerns raised by Türkiye in order to make progress on the NATO membership applications by Finland and Sweden.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197177.htm19717727 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTDefence Expenditures of NATO Countries (2014-2022)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. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197050.htm19705027 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General meets the Prime Minister of SwedenOn Monday, 27 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Prime Minister of Sweden, Ms. Magdalena Andersson, at NATO Headquarters.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197059.htm19705927 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO provides security support to Qatar for 2022 Football World CupAs part of the close cooperation between the State of Qatar and NATO, the North Atlantic Alliance will provide support for the security aspects of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, scheduled to take place in the State of Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196994.htm19699423 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General discusses preparations for the NATO Summit with Prime Minister of Czech RepublicToday (23 June 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, at NATO Headquarters. The visit provided an opportunity to discuss the latest preparations for the NATO Leaders’ Summit scheduled to take place in Madrid at the end of the month.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_197000.htm19700023 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTAllied air and naval units working together to protect the Western Mediterranean SeaAir and naval units from Canada, Italy, Portugal and Spain are currently carrying out patrols across the Western Mediterranean, as part of the NATO-led Operation Sea Guardian, to monitor sea lines of communication and localized traffic patterns in international waters in coordination with national navies, deter terrorism, and mitigate the risk of threats to security in the Mediterranean Sea.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196969.htm19696922 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General previews transformative NATO SummitNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg set out his priorities for the upcoming Madrid Summit during a speech on Wednesday (22 June 2022). Speaking at an event organised by Politico, Mr Stoltenberg said: “We will take decisions to strengthen our Alliance, and keep it agile in this more dangerous world.”https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196970.htm19697022 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO pre-Summit polling results show historically high level of support for NATOAhead of the 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid, NATO commissioned a survey across all 30 Allies to understand perceptions of Allied citizens, including on support for NATO membership, collective defence, and the transatlantic bond. Overall, support for NATO remains strong and continues to rise.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196561.htm19656122 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General and President Macron discuss Madrid Summit preparationsDuring a visit to Paris on Tuesday (21 June 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed preparations for next week’s Madrid Summit with President Emmanuel Macron.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196947.htm19694721 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General to preview NATO's Madrid Summit with POLITICO On Wednesday 22 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will preview the Alliance’s upcoming Madrid Summit with POLITICO.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196949.htm19694921 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General meets the Prime Minister of the Czech RepublicOn Thursday, 23 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Petr Fiala, at NATO Headquarters.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196963.htm19696321 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTThe NATO Secretary General to visit FranceOn Tuesday, 21 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Paris, France.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196943.htm19694320 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General’s pre-Summit press conferenceOn Monday 27 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, will give a press conference to preview the NATO Summit in Madrid, at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196933.htm19693320 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO hosts Türkiye, Finland, Sweden talksAt the invitation of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden met with senior NATO officials at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday (20 June 2022). Chaired by Stian Jenssen, Director of the Secretary General’s Private Office, the talks focused on the security concerns raised by Türkiye in order to make progress on the NATO membership applications by Finland and Sweden.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196935.htm19693520 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTVisit to NATO by the President of the European CommissionOn Monday, 20 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the President of the European Commission, Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, at NATO Headquarters.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196881.htm19688117 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTChair of the NATO Military Committee travels to FinlandOn 17 June 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Finland upon the invitation of the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Timo Kivinen. Admiral Bauer met with the Finnish President, Mr. Sauli Niinistö, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pekka Haavisto, and Finland’s Minister of Defence, Mr. Antti Kaikkonen. He also visited the Finnish Navy Command and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196919.htm19691917 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMTSix Allies to explore innovative solutions for their future helicoptersIn the margins of the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting on 16 June, the Ministers of France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom dedicated 26.7 million EUR to define the future of their helicopter fleets under NATO’s Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project. In cooperation with industry, the participants will start from a clean sheet to explore how to match their needs with the latest technology on the market, looking at options such as hybrid and electric propulsion, a systematic open system architecture, and the delivery of radically improved flight characteristics.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_196492.htm19649216 Jun. 2022 12:00:00 GMT