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Foreign Ministers agree new areas of NATO-EU cooperation

1 week 3 days ago
Foreign 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.

NATO Foreign Ministers prepare for the Brussels Summit

1 week 3 days ago
NATO 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.

NATO Secretary General to commemorate the Harmel Report

1 week 4 days ago
On Tuesday, 5 December 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend an event at the Palais d’Egmont organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the “Harmel Report”.

NATO Deputy Secretary General to speak on Women, Peace and Security

1 week 4 days ago
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will contribute to a panel discussion about “Women, Peace and Security” at the Canadian Mission to the European Union on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 10h. The event is organized by the Government of Canada, Women in International Security, and the German Marshall Fund.

Chairman of the Military Committee commends Bulgaria for being a reliable Ally

1 week 4 days ago
General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Bulgaria on 30 Nov-2 Dec. During his visit, General Pavel met with HE Mr Rumer Radev, President of Bulgaria, HE Mr Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Lieutenant General (ret) Zapryanov, Deputy Minister of Defence, and Lieutenant General Andrey Botsev, Chief of Defence. The Chairman also gave a lecture at the National Defence College.

NATO Deputy Secretary General participates in the Rome Mediterranean Dialogues

2 weeks ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller visited Rome on Friday (1 December) to participate in this year’s MED-Mediterranean Dialogues, addressing security challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa. Speaking on a panel with officials from Morocco, Turkey, and the UK, she emphasised the importance of cooperation for securing peace in the region.

NATO IMS and EUMS Senior Military Officials discuss enhanced EU-NATO cooperation

2 weeks ago
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DG IMS), together with Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DG EUMS), chaired the IMS-EUMS Director Generals’ Conference on 1 December 2017 at the EUMS Headquarters. The main aim of this conference was to further enhance the cooperation between the IMS and EUMS staff.

NATO trains Egyptian experts in improvised explosive devices investigation

2 weeks 2 days ago
Fifteen experts from the Egyptian Armed Forces took part in a training from 13 to 23 November 2017 at the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Madrid, Spain. Participants enhanced their skills in collecting, assessing and disseminating information and intelligence on improvised explosive devices that kill both soldiers and civilians.

NATO building capacity against drug trafficking

2 weeks 3 days ago
The first dog-handling, counter-narcotics training course for ten Central Asian officers started at the Dog Handling Centre of the State Border Guard of Latvia on 27 November 2017 in Rezekne, eastern Latvia. The training is part of a counter-narcotics training project that NATO has been developing with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) since early 2016.

NATO’s flagship cyber exercise begins in Estonia

2 weeks 3 days ago
Cyber Coalition, NATO’s biggest and most important cyber defence exercise, is taking place this week. The exercise involves more than 700 participants from 25 Allies, as well as NATO partner countries, the European Union, industry and academia.

Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Finland

2 weeks 4 days ago
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), visited Finland on 22-24 November. During his visit, DGIMS met with General Jarmo Lindberg, Chief of Defence of Finland and other high-level military officials of all services of the Finish Armed Forces, and visited the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
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