NATO Secretary General visits Finland

2 weeks 3 days ago
The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg is in Kultaranta, Finland, on Sunday (12 June 2022), attending the Kultaranta Talks and meeting with the President, Sauli Niinistö, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pekka Haavisto, and other senior Finnish officials.

NATO Secretary General takes part in B9 Summit

2 weeks 5 days ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the Bucharest Nine (B9) Summit by video teleconference on Friday (10 June 2022), to prepare for the NATO Summit in Madrid at the end of this month. The B9 format, established at the initiative of Polish President Duda and Romanian President Iohannis in the aftermath of Russia’s first invasion of Ukraine in 2014, includes NATO Allies Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, and its summit is currently taking place in Bucharest.

NATO'S deployable Air Command and Control experts set off to Türkiye For Exercise Ramstein Dust 22

2 weeks 5 days ago
A convoy of 30 military trucks with personnel and equipment from NATO's Deployable Air Command and Control Centre has deployed from its home in Poggio Renatico, Italy to Konya Air Base, Türkiye. The deployment is a key part of exercise Ramstein Dust-II 2022. The exercise will also integrate the tactical live flying phase of the Turkish-led exercise Anatolian Eagle 22 to enhance the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) posture and improve interoperability.

Georgia takes another step towards NATO interoperability

2 weeks 5 days ago
On 8 June 2022, the Defence Institution Building School - one of the flagship initiatives of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package - achieved a major milestone, as it was certified as a NATO accredited Education and Training Facility for a period of six years, by the Allied Command Transformation.

Allied countries continue to resettle Afghans who worked with NATO

2 weeks 5 days ago
A family of 13 Afghan citizens who worked with NATO has recently arrived in Greece. They were temporarily hosted by North Macedonia while awaiting their permanent resettlement. North Macedonia has been providing housing, education and health care for those Afghans, including support during the holy month of Ramadan.

NATO Deputy Secretary General: Russia’s war against Ukraine has ''galvanised our democratic society''

2 weeks 6 days ago
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at a panel on Russia’s war against Ukraine on Thursday (9 June 2022), hosted by POLITICO and presented by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. He said that the war had not just galvanized NATO and the European Union, but also “something which is much deeper and much more important: it galvanised our democratic society”, pointing to the significant support that Allies have provided, but also to young Europeans and North Americans fundraising for Ukraine.

NATO trains with Japan in the Mediterranean

2 weeks 6 days ago
NATO vessels from Italy and Türkiye conducted training exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships in the Mediterranean Sea this week. The Italian Navy's ITS Margottini and the Turkish Navy's TCG Salihreis, both assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, met with the JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, including for a personnel exchange and a manoeuvring exercise. Cooperation between NATO and Japan has grown broader and deeper over the years, including in the areas of maritime security, cyber defence, and non-proliferation.

NATO Partners discuss interoperability, maritime and energy security

2 weeks 6 days ago
On 8 June 2022, the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted its Bi-Annual Meeting with Partners. Representatives from over 30 Partner Nations attended informal workshops to discuss areas of common interest, such as interoperability, maritime security as well as energy security.

NATO hosts Partners for Familiarisation Programme

3 weeks 1 day ago
From 30 May to 3 June 2022, the Cooperative Security division of the NATO International Military Staff hosted a group of Partner Nations as part of their annual Familiarisation Programme. Participants were introduced to the structures and roles of both, NATO and SHAPE headquarters, and explored NATO-Partner military and defence cooperation.

NATO air defence forces train with Finland and Sweden

3 weeks 1 day ago
Air and missile defence units from 17 NATO Allies and partners, including Finland and Sweden, are taking part in exercise Ramstein Legacy from 6-10 June 2022. This is Europe’s largest integrated air and missile defence exercise, and takes place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

NATO Secretary General at the Bucharest 9 (B-9) Summit 2022

3 weeks 1 day ago
On Friday 10 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Bucharest, Romania, where he will take part in the Bucharest-9 Summit 2022, hosted by the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis and the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.
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