NATO Latest Newshttps://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO Deputy Secretary General opens “Defence Disrupted” innovation and technology conferenceDeputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană opened the “Defence Disrupted 2022” conference on Thursday (26 May 2022), stressing the importance of maintaining NATO’s technological edge, and remaining at the forefront of defence innovation. In a video address to participants gathered in London, he reflected on how innovation and technology have always been central to NATO’s mission of preventing war. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General at the Defence Disrupted conferenceOn Thursday, 26 May 2022, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will deliver the opening keynote speech at the Defence Disrupted conference: Innovate. Scale. Defend Freedom. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO demonstrates new technology to counter terrorism in crowded venuesSubway stations, airports, and other mass transit and gathering venues across the world have been targeted by terrorist attacks, leading to loss of life and damage to infrastructure. With DEXTER – short for Detection of EXplosives and firearms to counter TERrorism – NATO has developed the prototype of a technology to counter the threat from firearms and explosives in crowded venues. After three years of research supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, a one-month testing of the prototype was was successfully completed in a subway station in Rome, Italy. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTLuxembourg to bolster NATO’s future surveillance capability developmentOn 25 May 2022, Luxembourg declared its intent to provide around 5M EUR between 2023 and 2025 to help accelerate the development of NATO’s first multi-domain surveillance capability, known as the Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) initiative. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTThe Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Serbia From 23 to 25 May 2022, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann was in Serbia, where he met with Serbian officials, including the Minister of Defence, Mr Nebojša Stefanović, the State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nemanja Starović and the Chief of Defence, General Milan Mojsilović. The Director General also met with the Head of the NATO Military Liaison Office, Brigadier General Antonello Zanitti. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General meets with the Chairman of the Tri-Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik DžaferovićThe NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that political dialogue and practical cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina “are more important than ever, with Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine and its malign influence across the region”. Speaking after a meeting with the Chairman of the Tri-Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Džaferović at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that NATO strongly supports Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and “remains committed to its Euro-Atlantic aspirations, for the benefit of all your people.” May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General at Davos: “freedom is more important than free trade”In a keynote speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday (24 May 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “freedom is more important than free trade” and that the “protection of our values is more important than profit.” May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTStrengthening civil-military cooperation on aviation with NATO supportLast week, the NATO Aviation Committee met in Rome (Italy) to discuss prospects of future civil-military cooperation on aviation. The event was co-organized by NATO and the Italian Air Force. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General welcomes US Congress Delegation to NATO headquartersNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed a US Congressional Delegation to NATO headquarters on Friday (20 May 2022), thanking the lawmakers for the strong and bipartisan commitment of the United States to NATO, as demonstrated by both chambers of Congress. The delegation included Senate and House committee chairs Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Richard Neal, along with 13 other distinguished Democratic and Republican senators and representatives. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTThe NATO Secretary General to attend World Economic Forum Annual MeetingOn Tuesday, 24 May 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In addition to his participation in the meeting, Mr. Stoltenberg will meet with other international leaders attending the event. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General praises Denmark’s contribution to the AllianceSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Denmark for its strong contributions to NATO during a visit to Copenhagen on Thursday (19 May 2022). May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTAllied Chiefs of Defence discuss collective defenceOn 19 May 2022, NATO Military Committee met in Chiefs of Defence format in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of this meeting was on collective defence. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to Allied Defence Chiefs: ‘Reset’ our posture to reflect new reality in EuropeNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Allied defence chiefs on Thursday (19 May 2022), at the start of the one-day Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence session. He outlined the changed security environment due to Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war in Ukraine, describing it as “crucial and dangerous time for Euro-Atlantic security.” President Putin is failing in his strategic objectives, the Secretary General said, “Ukraine stands, NATO remains strong, and transatlantic unity is solid”. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General meets with the Prime Minister of GeorgiaOn Wednesday (18 May 2022) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili for a bilateral meeting. They discussed Russia’s war on Ukraine and its regional implications. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTFinland and Sweden submit applications to join NATOFinland and Sweden on Wednesday morning (18 May 2022) simultaneously handed in their official letters of application to join NATO. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTNomination of new IBAN Board Member, Mr Radek VisingerMr Radek Visinger, born in 1981 in the Czech Republic, was appointed by the North Atlantic Council to the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN) for four years as of 1 May 2022. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTFirst meeting of NATO national cyber coordinatorsSenior cyber coordinators from all NATO Allies met in Brussels today (18 May 2022) for the first time. They discussed the new strategic environment following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its implications for the cyber threat landscape. They also reviewed progress in the area of cyber defence, including efforts to increase resilience to cyber threats. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTUS carrier group, amphibious assault ship placed under NATO commandThe USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group and other US naval vessels have come under NATO command as part of a series of major military drills in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTThe NATO Secretary General to visit DenmarkOn Thursday, 19 May 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will visit Copenhagen, Denmark. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMTDeputy Secretary General opens first International Conference on Cyber Diplomacy, Building Global DigitalizationOn Tuesday (17 May 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave an opening address to the first International Conference on Cyber Diplomacy hosted by the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest, in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his address, he praised the valued contributions Romania has made to the Alliance, and the way the country has been “diligently implementing the NATO cyber defence pledge”. May. 2022 12:00:00 GMT