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NATO Engages: The Brussels Summit Dialogue

1 week 3 days ago
As political and military leaders from NATO member and partner nations gather at NATO’s Summit on July 11-12, a conference on the NATO grounds will look at some of the main challenges facing the Alliance. The ‘NATO Engages’ event will bring together current and next generation leaders to take an in-depth look at new and emerging security concerns, ask how NATO can adapt to them, and analyse what this means for NATO’s collective security guarantee for its one billion people.

Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2011-2018)

1 week 3 days ago
NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance. In the figures and tables that follow, NATO also uses up-to-date economic and demographic information available from the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission (DG-ECFIN), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

NATO Summit set to begin in Brussels

1 week 3 days ago
The leaders of 29 NATO Allies and many partner nations will meet in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday (11 and 12 July 2018) for a Summit at the Alliance’s new headquarters. Together, they will take decisions to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence, step up in the fight against terrorism, and achieve fairer burden-sharing.

NATO Secretary General to visit the Kingdom of Spain

2 weeks 4 days ago
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Madrid on Tuesday, 3 July 2018 to meet the President of the Government, Mr. Pedro Sánchez, as part of the Secretary General's consultations with Allies in the run-up to the NATO Brussels Summit in July.

NATO Secretary General meets European leaders at EU Council in Brussels

3 weeks 1 day ago
Arriving at the European Council on Thursday (28 June 2018) the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he will be discussing NATO-EU cooperation with European leaders. He highlighted that NATO-EU cooperation is making a lot of progress and that both organisations are working together on migration, tackling the root causes and helping to stabilise the neighbourhood, including by training local forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

NATO unveils new joint air power strategy

3 weeks 3 days ago
NATO air forces must be able to defend against peer competitors and anticipate the growing role of cyber and space-based assets, according to a new NATO joint airpower strategy released on Tuesday (26 June 2018). While air power has played a central role in NATO’s collective defence and crisis management for decades, the strategy is the first of its kind since NATO was founded in 1949.

Csilla Wurtz bestowed Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II

3 weeks 3 days ago
His Majesty the King of the Belgians bestowed upon Ambassador Csilla Wurtz the very high honour of Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II last Friday (22 June 2018). The ceremony was performed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Didier Reynders at the Delegation of Belgium at the new NATO Headquarters. NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller attended the ceremony and congratulated Ambassador Wurtz on this high achievement.

Secretary General welcomes stronger NATO-EU cooperation

3 weeks 4 days ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed strengthened cooperation between the EU and NATO ahead of a meeting with EU Defence Ministers on Monday (25 June 2018). The Secretary General noted that he will sign a new Joint Declaration with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission at the NATO Summit, setting out a shared vision for further cooperation.
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