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Deputy Secretary General: NATO is harnessing transatlantic innovation

1 month ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană emphasised the importance of defence innovation and ramping up defence industrial production in virtual remarks to the German Marshall Fund of the United States on Thursday (20 October 2022). “NATO is very useful in harnessing the innovation ecosystem across the Alliance,” he said, pointing to strong talent and potential from Estonia to Silicon Valley.

NATO Deputy Secretary General at the German Marshall Fund event

1 month 1 week ago
On Thursday, 20 October 2022, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will take part in a panel on The Future of European Security Architecture - The Path to the NATO Summit in Vilnius at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, hosted by the President of the GMF US, Ms. Heather A. Conley.

Italy takes command of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Bulgaria

1 month 1 week ago
Italy took command of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Bulgaria in a ceremony on Monday (17 October 2022), with the participation of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Defence Minister Dimitar Stoyanov, Italian Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini, and the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Christopher G. Cavoli. “This is a historic day, because today we witness our first transfer of authority of command of a new battlegroup from one Ally to another,” said Gen. Cavoli.

Seventh round of military-to-military staff talks with the African Union

1 month 1 week ago
On 17-18 October 2022, NATO’s Cooperative Security division, under the auspice of its Director, Major General Francesco Diella, welcomed a delegation from the African union for military-to-military talks. Discussions focused on readiness, education and training, participation in exercises as well as capacity building and gender mainstreaming.

NATO’s annual nuclear exercise gets underway

1 month 1 week ago
Air forces from across NATO will exercise nuclear deterrence capabilities involving dozens of aircraft over north-western Europe starting on Monday (17 October 2022). The exercise, which runs until 30 October, is a routine, recurring training activity and it is not linked to any current world events.

14 NATO Allies and Finland agree to boost European air defence capabilities

1 month 1 week ago
Defence Ministers from 14 NATO Allies* and Finland came together in Brussels on Thursday (13 October 2022) to sign a Letter of Intent for the development of a “European Sky Shield Initiative”. Spearheaded by Germany, the initiative aims to create a European air and missile defence system through the common acquisition of air defence equipment and missiles by European nations. This will strengthen NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence.

Independent Scientific Evaluation Group returns to NATO Headquarters

1 month 1 week ago
For more than 60 years, NATO's Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has been supporting and promoting international cooperation on civil science and technology, and the Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (ISEG) is a key part of this vital work. On 10-11 October 2022, the ISEG re-convened in person for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. For two days, the ISEG reviewed and evaluated over 75 SPS project applications, which were submitted in response to a call for proposals on topics related to the NATO 2030 agenda. The ISEG's recommendations will be presented to the Allies, who will make sure that the proposals align with NATO’s priorities and partnership objectives.
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