On 18 and 19 February, NATO’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Division received a distinguished delegation of young diplomats from the Arab Republic of Egypt in the framework of its public diplomacy activities.
On 19-20 February, a group of Algerian parliamentarians from the Council of the Nation and the People’s National Assembly visited NATO Headquarters in the framework of our Mediterranean Dialogue public diplomacy activities.
The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is hosting its annual industry conference NITEC19 on 20-22 May 2019 in Oslo, Norway. Companies from all NATO Allies are encouraged to attend to find out how they can do business with NATO.
The German Mountain Infantry Brigade is the last brigade in the Bundeswehr that uses horses and mules. The mules are used to carry heavy loads and supplies to troops in the mountains.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Slovenian President Borut Pahor to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (20 February 2019). The Secretary General praised Slovenia’s contributions to the Alliance, from the Western Balkans to Afghanistan.
On Wednesday 20 February 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor at NATO Headquarters.
NATO’s countermine group 2 pulled into the Black Sea on Tuesday (19 February 2019) for a routine programme of port visits and exercises. As part of their patrol, the group will participate in exercise Poseidon, an annual mine countermeasures drill hosted by Romania and Bulgaria.
Visit to NATO by the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market
On Tuesday, 19 February 2019, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market of the European Union, Mr. Andrus Ansip.
Dutch and Czech forces from one of NATO’s battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance are taking part in cold weather training in Lithuania. This month, soldiers are learning how to survive in extreme weather conditions.
Members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA) visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday (18 February 2019) for an exchange of views with the North Atlantic Council.
From 16 to 17 February 2019, the Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Steven Shepro attended the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
On Monday, 18 February 2019, the Members of the Standing Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will visit NATO Headquarters for the annual joint meeting with the North Atlantic Council.
Secretary General at Munich Security Conference: ''If we stand united we will be ready to face the future.''
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a keynote speech to the Munich Security Conference on Friday (15 February 2019). Mr Stoltenberg stressed that in a more unpredictable security environment it was essential to have strong multilateral frameworks; strong defence; and strong transatlantic cooperation.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend the Munich Security Conference on Friday, 15 February and Saturday, 16 February 2019 together with the Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up two days of important discussions between Allied Defence Ministers in Brussels today (Thursday 14 February 2019). Ministers discussed arms control, current operations and missions, burden-sharing, and European defence. The Secretary General described the Alliance as “in good shape” as its approaches its 70th anniversary in Washington in April.
On Wednesday (13 February 2019), the Defence Ministers from Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to establish a Regional Special Operations Component Command (R-SOCC) in the margins of the meetings of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels. Partner nation Austria will sign the LOI immediately following the NATO Defence Ministerial Meeting. This makes this initiative another example of close cooperation between NATO Allies and partners.
NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today (13 February 2019) to begin two days of talks on pressing security challenges, including Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ministers will discuss efforts to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and review NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and the maritime area. Burden-sharing and NATO-EU cooperation will also be high on the agenda.
Allied Defence Ministers discussed at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (13 February 2019) the consequences of Russia’s breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after the meeting that Russia’s SSC-8 missile system is a significant risk to the security of the Alliance. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that Russia still has a six month window to come back into compliance with the INF Treaty and it should take this opportunity.
NATO Defence Ministers will meet in Brussels this week at a critical time for transatlantic security. In a press conference (on Tuesday 12 February) ahead of the two-day meeting, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced important discussions on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, NATO’s defence and deterrence posture, NATO’s missions and operations, and European cooperation on defence.
Cyber defenders from across the Alliance have a new community where they can exchange information, share best practices and work together in an encrypted workspace with secure video, voice, chat and information gathering capabilities. The community was launched today (12 February 2019) by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA).
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