key to the Summit
This comprehensive compilation of factual background information
is designed to assist journalists and others interested in following
the discussion and decisions taken on key areas of Alliance policy
by NATO Heads of State and Government at this historic meeting.
The Prague Summit has been widely referred to as a meeting designed
to take forward the further transformation of the Alliance.
This compilation covers the main topics relevant to the discussions
that will take place:
- new challenges and new threats;
- operational capabilities;
- the enlargement process;
- partnership and cooperation, with sections on NATO and Russia,
NATO and Ukraine, the NATO-EU strategic relationship, and the
- and NATO's commitment to the Balkans.
Information, Quotations and Backgrounders
On each of these topics, readers of the compilation will find "Key
Information", listing basic terms, facts, dates, documents,
issues on the agenda and sources of further information.
The "Key Quotations" sections provide access to extracts
from formal Alliance documents giving the context and background
to each topic, as well as quotations from Alliance leaders and other
political figures relating to each issue. Both sections show links
to web sites where source documents and texts can be accessed electronically.
Each topic is also the subject of a "Backgrounder" offering
a more detailed account of the evolution of decisions and the context
in which decisions will be taken.
The electronic version of the "Key to the Prague Summit"
can be downloaded by clicking on the links above.
Printed copies of the compilation will be provided to journalists
on accreditation in Prague.