In 2021 NATO continued to monitor Allied citizens' perceptions on defence and security, charting support for key metrics including collective defence, the transatlantic bond and NATO membership. Each wave of Alliance-wide survey data is published in the Secretary General's Annual Report. This extended report includes trend data on familiarity with NATO, support for defence spending, and perceptions on climate change and security.
In a message to the Bulgarian National Assembly, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to Bulgaria’s contributions to our shared security, and confirmed NATO’s commitment to the defence of all Allies. Bulgaria’s membership of NATO since 29 March 2004 has made it more secure, has further cemented democracy and freedom in Europe, and has made NATO even stronger, Mr. Stoltenberg said.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană discussed how NATO is adapting to a more dangerous and competitive world at a speech in Prague on 28 March 2022.
On 28th March 2022, the NATO Military Committee hosted the European Union Military Committee for a joint meeting to discuss the current security situation in the Western Balkans, the current engagement in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the EU’s ongoing Operation Althea.
On 26 March 2022, Iraq received more than 1 ton of specialised electrical equipment and a maintenance toolkit from NATO’s Pandemic Response Stockpile, with air transportation provided by Italy. This delivery follows on an oxygen generation system and 100 oxygen cylinders donated last year; and it marks the completion of the Pandemic Response Trust Fund project in support to Iraq. This substantial supplementary equipment will allow to operationalise the oxygen generation system.
On Monday, 28 March 2022, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoana will take part in the final seminar on NATO’s future Strategic Concept in Prague, the Czech Republic.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met troops participating in exercise Cold Response in northern Norway on Friday (25 March 2022). The Secretary General said Cold Response shows NATO unity and strength in action, with forces from Europe and North America training together.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (24 March 2022) participated in meeting of G7 leaders to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the global response to President Putin’s brutal and unjustified war. Organised by Germany, and hosted at NATO headquarters in Brussels, the meeting came on the back of the NATO Summit which took place earlier on Thursday.
NATO Allies agreed today (24 March 2022) to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by a further year, until 30 September 2023.
At an extraordinary Summit in Brussels today (24 March 2022), Allied leaders agreed to reset NATO’s longer-term deterrence and defence posture across all domains, land, sea, air, cyber and space. This reflects the new security reality resulting from President Putin’s brutal and unprovoked war on Ukraine.
Arriving at the extraordinary NATO Summit on Thursday (24 March 2022), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the NATO leaders will address the most serious security crisis in a generation as they meet today at NATO Headquarters.
On Thursday 24 March 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Fumio Kishida, at NATO Headquarters.
Today (24 March 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke virtually during the final phases of a joint exercise in Georgia featuring Georgian, Allied and partner troops.
NATO leaders will meet in Brussels tomorrow, 24 March 2022. They will address the consequences of President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, discuss the role of China in this crisis, and decide on the next steps to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence.
Today (23 March) the Chiefs of Defence of Belgium and Estonia formally opened the first Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative (MAWI) location in Estonia.
NATO Deputy Secretary General at Sciences Po: we face a new strategic reality in European and transatlantic security
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in a public event hosted by the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po on Tuesday (22 March 2022), at the invitation of Dean Arancha González Laya, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain. The Deputy Secretary General was joined on the panel by Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum and former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Marie Mendras, Professor and Researcher in Russian and post-Soviet studies at Sciences Po, and Viktoriia Molnar, a Ukrainian PSIA student.
On March 25 2022, the NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Bardufoss, Norway, to visit Cold Response, a Norwegian-led exercise with participation from 27 NATO Allies and partners.
On Monday, 21 March 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Denmark, Mr. Morten Bødskov, at NATO Headquarters.
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