The North Atlantic Council has approved the nomination of General Tod D. Wolters, United States Air Force, to the post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
On 14 March, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presented his Annual Report for 2018. The Report, he says, “shows that NATO continues to modernise”.
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 NATO Military Committee conducted their annual meeting at the NATO Allied Command Transformation, in Norfolk on the 11th and 12th of March 2019. The programme also included a visit of the recently stood up Joint Forces Command and the USS Harry S Truman, currently assigned to the US Second Fleet.
On Monday 18 March 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will make a keynote address at the German Marshall Fund event titled: NATO at Seventy – Post-Cold War Enlargement and the Future of Transatlantic Security.
On Thursday, 14 March 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will meet the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian King.
On 5 March 2019, NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded the Administrative Arrangements for the Protection of Classified Information as part of the Agreement on the Security of Information.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller participated in a commemoration ceremony in Prague on Tuesday (12 March 2019) to mark the 15th and 20th anniversaries of the Visegrad countries joining NATO. The Deputy Secretary General addressed the conference after President Miloš Zeman of the Czech Republic, President János Áder of Hungary, President Andrzej Duda of Poland and President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia.
Addressing the dangers of electromagnetic pulse to our societies and militaries is the topic of this year’s first NATO Innovation Challenge. The competition aims to tap into the minds of innovative people and teams to find new, creative and efficient ways for NATO to respond to security challenges and potential crises.
On 11 March 2019, the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of NATO’s International Staff received a delegation of young diplomats from the State of Kuwait.
On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
Spanish artist Bea Sarrias began a large-scale painting project – named “INSIDE” – at NATO Headquarters on Monday (11 March 2019). Over the course of the coming week, Sarrias will paint a large canvas of over six square metres with a likeness of the “Agora” – the wide central hallway that links the wings of the Alliance’s new HQ.
On Tuesday, 12 March 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Prague where she will participate in a commemoration ceremony and conference marking the accession of the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic to NATO. The accession of these countries took place 20 and 15 years ago.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a keynote speech in Warsaw on Friday (8 March 2019) at a conference organized by the Polish Institute of International Affairs with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Mr Stoltenberg spoke on the topic “Delivering on the promise of Europe whole, free and at peace: NATO 20 years after enlargement and beyond”. The Secretary General spoke about how NATO enlargement has transformed Europe and the enduring strength of the transatlantic bond.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Poland on Thursday (7 March 2019) for talks with President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. It is almost twenty years since Poland joined the Alliance.
This week (5-6 March 2019), Algerian journalists and editors visited NATO Headquarters, as part of the Alliance’s public diplomacy efforts in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Warsaw, on Thursday, 7 and Friday 8 March 2019 where he will have bilateral meetings with the President of the Republic, Mr. Andrzej Duda and the Prime Minister Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament today (06 March 2019), as part of the NATO-EU cooperation. They exchanged views on the unprecedented level of cooperation between NATO and the EU, the security situation in and around Europe, European efforts on defence, and other topical issues.
On Thursday, 7 March 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will deliver remarks at a conference in London entitled Security and Defence 2019 organized by Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Milo Djukanović to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (6 March 2019) for talks on the Alliance’s continued adaptation. The Secretary General praised Montenegro for its important contributions to Euro-Atlantic security, including providing troops to NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo.
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