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Meeting of NATO leaders gets underway

2 months 3 weeks ago
Heads of State and Government from all NATO Allies, plus invitee North Macedonia, are meeting in London on Wednesday (4 December 2019). Leaders are meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the Alliance, and are expected to take a range of decisions to adapt NATO for the future.

Secretary General sets the scene for leaders’ meeting at NATO Engages

2 months 3 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg set out the key topics and themes for the London meeting of NATO leaders at a special event on Tuesday (3 December 2019). Speaking at NATO Engages: Innovating the Alliance, Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted that throughout its history, NATO has continued to adapt to a changing world.

Leaders celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary at Buckingham Palace reception

2 months 3 weeks ago
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II welcomed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the leaders of the Alliance’s 29 member countries to London at a Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday evening (3 December 2019). The event comes ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of NATO leaders, where Allies are expected to take decisions to further strengthen and modernise the Alliance.

NATO leaders gather in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the Alliance

2 months 3 weeks ago
Allied Heads of State and Government are gathering in London on Tuesday (3 December 2019) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of NATO. In 1949, the United Kingdom was one of NATO’s twelve founding members and London was the home of NATO’s first headquarters. Leaders will take decisions to further strengthen the Alliance and continue its adaptation. This evening, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will host a reception for NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace.

The 49th NATO Defense College academic advisory board meeting

2 months 4 weeks ago
On 28 and 29 November 2019, the NATO Defense College (NDC) Academic Advisory Board convened its 49th annual meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The AAB aims to advise the Commandant on ways in which to improve the academic, research and outreach activities of the College, to enhance links with NATO HQ and Allied Command Transformation, and to ensure that NDC outreach strategies contribute to those of the Alliance.

NATO Secretary General announces increased defence spending by Allies

2 months 4 weeks ago
Ahead of the meeting of NATO Leaders in London to mark the Alliance’s 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday (29 November 2019) gave details of large increases in Allied defence spending. Mr. Stoltenberg announced that in 2019 defence spending across European Allies and Canada increased in real terms by 4.6 %, making this the fifth consecutive year of growth. He also revealed that by the end of 2020, those Allies will have invested $130 billion more since 2016. Based on the latest estimates, the accumulated increase in defence spending by the end of 2024 will be $400 billion. Mr. Stoltenberg said: “This is unprecedented progress and it is making NATO stronger.’

Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2013-2019)

2 months 4 weeks 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.

Secretary General discusses strengthening NATO with President Macron

2 months 4 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday (28 November 2019) for a strategic discussion on strengthening the Alliance. “We just had good and open discussions addressing a wide range of issues, addressing how we can further strengthen and modernise the NATO Alliance,” said the Secretary General.

NATO reviews scientific cooperation with Ukraine

2 months 4 weeks ago
Ukrainian scientists, experts and government representatives took stock of Ukraine’s cooperation with NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme during an Information Day held at the Ministry of Education and Science in Kyiv on 21 November.

Earthquake in Albania

2 months 4 weeks ago
Following the earthquake that struck Albania on 26 November, EADRCC has received today (28 November 2019) a request for international assistance from that country.

52nd Plenary meeting of the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO

3 months ago
From 25 to 27 November 2019, the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO (COMEDS) convened at NATO HQ for its 52nd plenary session. Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik from the Czech Republic, the chairperson for COMEDS opened the Plenary. The Director of the Logistics and Resources Division of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Vasileios Garmpis attended the meeting as the NATO Military Committee representative.

NATO and Australia discuss cyber defence cooperation

3 months ago
Allies and Australia’s Cyber Ambassador, Dr. Tobias Feakin, exchanged views on the evolving cyber threat landscape and ways of responding to it during a Cyber Defence Committee meeting taking place at NATO Headquarters on 29 November.
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