NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO Secretary General to participate in the European Council meetingThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend the European Council meeting on Thursday, 14 December 2017.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149967.htm14996713 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNorth Atlantic Council statement on the extension of the Secretary General’s mandateAllies agreed today to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by two years, until 30 September 2020.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149936.htm14993612 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO supports Mauritania in enhancing its crisis management systemMauritania, like other countries in the Sahel region, is confronted with many security challenges, ranging from trafficking to terrorism. The crisis management centre implemented through the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) can contribute to the fight against these threats. The system could also serve as a model for the neighbouring countries and regional organisations which have shown interest in this innovative centre.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149958.htm14995812 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO trains Kuwaiti experts in dealing with CBRN incidentsA group of 15 experts from Kuwait took part in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait City from 3 to 7 December 2017. The event was the first of five tailor-made advanced training courses to be delivered at the Centre in the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Other areas of training include energy security and cyber defence.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149963.htm14996312 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO defence education experts visit TunisiaFrom 28 to 30 November 2017, a NATO expert visit took place in Tunis to review progress under the Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP), which was launched in Tunisia in February 2016.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149939.htm14993912 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to participate in the European Union Non-proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2017The NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Rose E. Gottemoeller, will attend the plenary session on “Perspectives on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges” at the Palais d’Egmont on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 where she will take part in a panel discussion.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149889.htm14988911 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO trains Iraqi medical officers in cooperation with SerbiaNATO continues to build Iraqi security forces capabilities. NATO partners are joining this important endeavour.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149885.htm14988511 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO and the European Union deepen cooperation on cyber defenceSenior officials from the European Union met their counterparts at NATO Headquarters today (8 December) to take stock of current efforts and discuss new areas for cooperation on cyber defence.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149848.htm14984808 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General inaugurates new NATO Liaison Office in MoldovaNATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, inaugurated the new NATO Liaison Office in Moldova today (Friday 8 December 2017).http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149825.htm14982508 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Allies and partners help Albania cope with flood disaster NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. According to the Albanian authorities, the floods damaged more than 4,500 buildings, 36 power stations and dozens of roads. The floods also led to the temporary closure of Tirana’s main airport and to evacuations.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149440.htm14944007 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General discusses deterrence and dialogue at OSCE Ministerial CouncilNATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller outlined NATO’s dual-track approach to security in a keynote address at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna on Thursday (7 December 2017). Participating in a discussion on global challenges, Ms. Gottemoeller stressed the importance of strong deterrence and dialogue in providing for peace and stability.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149819.htm14981907 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to visit the Republic of MoldovaOn Friday, 8 December 2017, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Chisinau where she will inaugurate the NATO Liaison Office Moldova together with the Prime Minister, Mr. Pavel Filip.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149801.htm14980107 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to attend the Ministerial Council meeting in Vienna On Thursday, 7 December 2017, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Vienna to attend the Ministerial Council meeting at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) where she will deliver remarks.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149673.htm14967306 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Ministers affirm support for Georgia NATO Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their practical and political support for Georgia today (Wednesday 6 December) as well as their commitment to Georgia’s eventual membership of the Alliance.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149665.htm14966506 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Foreign Ministers prepare for the Brussels SummitNATO Foreign Ministers are meeting today (5 December 2017) to begin two days of talks on NATO’s adaptation ahead of the Brussels Summit next July. “I expect we will agree to take NATO-EU cooperation to a new level,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Ministers will also discuss global security challenges, including North Korea, and NATO’s role in projecting stability beyond its borders. Allies will also hold a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission, to review the security situation, Georgia’s reform progress and areas for further cooperation.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149469.htm14946905 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of Women, Peace and Security NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, spoke about “Women, Peace and Security” as part of a panel discussion at the Canadian Mission to the European Union on Tuesday (5 December 2017).http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149442.htm14944205 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Foreign Ministers meeting wraps up in BrusselsNATO Foreign Ministers on Wednesday (6 December) discussed ways to increase NATO’s role in projecting stability and fighting terrorism as part of preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels next July.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149473.htm14947305 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTCommon set of new proposalshttp://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_149522.htm14952205 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTForeign Ministers agree new areas of NATO-EU cooperationForeign Ministers agreed to step up NATO’s cooperation with the European Union on Tuesday (5 December 2017). Joint work between the organisations will include three new areas: military mobility, information sharing in the fight against terrorism, and promoting women’s role in peace and security. “We are taking cooperation between NATO and the EU to a new level,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149616.htm14961605 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General commemorates 50th anniversary of the Harmel ReportThe NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, delivered a keynote speech today at an event sponsored by Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Harmel Report.”http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_149445.htm14944505 Dec. 2017 12:00:00 GMT