NATO Allies and partners help Albania cope with flood disaster

3 months 1 week ago
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.

NATO Ministers affirm support for Georgia

3 months 2 weeks ago
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.

Foreign Ministers agree new areas of NATO-EU cooperation

3 months 2 weeks 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

3 months 2 weeks 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

3 months 2 weeks 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

3 months 2 weeks 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

3 months 2 weeks 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

3 months 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

3 months 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.
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