Updated: 09-Jul-2003 June 2003

3-4 June 2003
NATO takes on new missions
In Madrid, 3-4 June 2003, NATO Foreign ministers said the Alliance’s taking on of new missions in Afghanistan and in support of Poland in Iraq showed NATO’s transformation was well underway.
3 June 2003
Fifth anniversary of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre
Five years ago, on 3 June 1998, the inauguration of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) at NATO Headquarters marked the beginning of the successful collaborative engagement of NATO and its 27 Partner nations in disaster response coordination in the Euro-Atlantic Partnership area.
3 June 2003
NATO approves support for Poland in Iraq
This week, the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s top decision-making body, approved providing the support requested by Poland in relation to its planned role in the stabilization force in Iraq.
5 June 2003
NATO’s naval capabilities on display
Top Alliance decision-makers travelled to the Spanish port city of Alicante on 5 June for a demonstration of the Alliance’s naval capabilities during the annual NATO Sea Day.
10 June 2003
Aeromedical evacuation workshop
Eighty-five participants from NATO and partner countries, as well as from Israel and Australia were in Kiruna, in the north of Sweden, 10-11 June, for an Aeromedical Evacuation Workshop.
11 June 2003
Mediterranean Dialogue countries meet at NATO HQ
The Ambassadors of Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia met their NATO counterparts at NATO HQ on 11 June for a briefing on the outcome of the Madrid Ministerial meetings of last week.
11 June 2003
NATO Secretary General inaugurates Virtual Silk Highway Project
The NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson, and the President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, inaugurated the Virtual Silk Highway project with a video-conference between NATO Headquarters and Tbilisi, Georgia, on 11 June 2003.
12-13 June 2003
New command structure and capabilities for NATO
Meeting in Brussels, NATO Defence Ministers approved a historic reform of NATO’s command structure and plans for a robust, rapidly deployable NATO Response Force.
16-27 June 2003
Cooperative Best Effort 2003
The main NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) land-based exercise, Cooperative Best Effort 2003, is taking place at the Vazgen Sargsian Military Institute in Armenia, 16-27 June.
17 June 2003
Allied Commanders meet at SHAPE
NATO’s top operational commanders discussed the transformation of NATO’s military structure, its current and future and missions at the Alliance’s European military headquarters in Mons, Belgium, 17-18 June.
18-20 June 2003
New NATO transformation command established
In a ceremony held on 19 June in Norfolk, US, NATO’s former Allied Command Atlantic was decommissioned and Allied Command Transformation established in its place.
20 June - 5 July 2003
Exercising peace operations with partners in the Black Sea
Maritime and amphibious forces from eight NATO and partner countries are practicing joint peace support operations in exercise Cooperative Partner 2003 near Odessa, Ukraine, and in the Black Sea from 20 June to 5 July.
21 June 2003
Lord Robertson attends European Union Summit on Balkans
NATO is committed to peace in the Balkans, NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson told participants at a EU-Western Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki, 21 June.
21-25 June 2003
Preparing for Afghanistan
More than 300 participants rehearsed NATO’s first operation outside Europe at the Warrior Preparation Centre in Einsiedlerhof, Germany, from 21 to 25 June.
23 June 2003
President of Moldova visits of NATO
The President of Moldova, Vladimir Voronin, visited NATO Headquarters on 23 June for talks with NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson on strengthening cooperation.
23 June -
3 July 2003
Exercise Clean Hunter 2003
Photo by Lt Richard Perrault, PAO for 433 ETAC Detachment Eggebek
A live-flying exercise is taking place, 23 June to 3 July, covering an area stretching across from southern Germany to Denmark and from the United Kingdom to mid-Poland.
24 June 2003
Lord Robertson visits Germany
Speaking in Berlin on 24 June, NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson said the security strategies of the United States and Europe remain compatible.
24 June 2003
Science Committee meets in Ukraine
At the invitation of the Ukrainian authorities, the NATO Science Committee will for the first time visit Ukraine, 24-28 June, for a series of key meetings.
25 June 2003
Commanders for Afghanistan mission appointed
The Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General James Jones, has appointed German Army Lieutenant-General Götz Gliemeroth as the Commander of the new NATO mission to Afghanistan, and Canadian Army Major-General Andrew Leslie as the Deputy Commander.
26 June 2003
North Atlantic Council visits Kosovo
NATO’s top decision makers visited Kosovo on 26 June to demonstrate the Alliance's continuing commitment to maintain peace and stability in Kosovo and the Balkans region
27 June 2003
NATO school celebrates 50th anniversary
The NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on 27 June 2003. More than 115,000 officers, non-commissioned officers and civilians from NATO and partner countries have been trained at the school to date.
30 June 2003
Five priority areas for the Mediterranean Dialogue
The fight against terrorism, countering weapons of mass destruction, crisis management, defence reform and military-to-military cooperation are the five priority areas for cooperation with NATO's seven Mediterreanean Dialogue countries stated Lord Robertson at a conference in London on 30 June.
30 June 2003
Plans for NATO support to Poland’s Iraq mission finalized
On 30 June 2003, a force review conference held at NATO’s main European military headquarters in Belgium finalized the plans for NATO support to Poland in its planned role in Iraq.