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  • NATO Deputy Secretary General at the Budapest Forum 2022
    On Thursday, 22 September 2022, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will deliver a keynote speech at the Budapest Forum 2022: Defending Democracies – The aftermath of the Madrid NATO Summit and the new Strategic Concept.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Rain on the range – Getting muddy with NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Romania
    Earlier this year, Allies agreed to enhance NATO’s presence in the east of the Alliance by establishing four new multinational battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia (in addition to the existing battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which have been in place since 2017). Now, Allied troops are training together in these new battlegroups, demonstrating their ability and commitment to working together – come rain or come shine.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General joins world leaders at UN General Assembly
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined world leaders in New York at the opening of the High-Level Debate of the United Nations General Assembly's 77th Session on Tuesday (20 September 2022).Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General joins world leaders at state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined dignitaries from around the world at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday (19 September 2022) for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss operationalisation of Madrid Summit decisions
    From 16 to 18 September 2022, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their annual conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time, Finland and Sweden attended the Military Committee Conference as NATO Invitees. The agenda reflected the changed security environment as well as the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid, last June.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO exercises with new maritime unmanned systems
    Around 1,500 military and civilian personnel from NATO and partner countries are gathering in Portugal this month for two maritime exercises aimed at testing the interoperability of new maritime unmanned systems. Both exercises are being held in areas around the Troia Peninsula.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General to visit the United States
    The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to New York from Monday 19 September through Friday 23 September 2022 to attend the United Nations General Assembly.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Chair of the NATO Military Committee praises Estonia for its resilience and digital innovation
    From 14 to 16 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer conducted a country visit to Estonia, ahead of the annual NATO Military Conference that will be held in Tallinn. During his visit, he met with President Alar Karis, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Martin Herem. Admiral Bauer also travelled to Tapa to meet the 1st Infantry Brigade and NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence multinational Battlegroup.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO steps up engagement with private sector on emerging technologies
    Leaders from the technology sector exchanged views on innovation and emerging and disruptive technologies with NATO Allies in the North Atlantic Council on Wednesday (14 September 2022). Allies were joined by Brad Smith, President of Microsoft; Oliver Lewis, Co-Founder of Rebellion Defence; and Stefan Brieschenk, Co-Founder of Rocket Factory. NATO continues to engage with the private sector to ensure the Alliance maintains its technological edge.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Visit to NATO by the Minister for Defence of Estonia
    On Friday, 16 September 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Minister of Defence of Estonia, Mr. Hanno Pevkur, at NATO Headquarters.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General and U.S. Secretary of State address NATO’s strong response to Russia’s war on Ukraine
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to NATO Headquarters on Friday (9 September 2022) for discussions in the North Atlantic Council about Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine. Mr Stoltenberg highlighted the unprecedented military, financial and humanitarian aid from NATO Allies to help Ukraine uphold its right to self-defence.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO experts underline importance of partnership at Seoul Defense Dialogue
    NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel stressed the importance of closer cooperation with NATO’s partners in his intervention at the Seoul Defense Dialogue on Thursday (8 September 2022).Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets the US Secretary of State
    On Friday, 09 September 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Secretary of State of the United States, Mr. Antony J. Blinken, at NATO Headquarters.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Statement by the North Atlantic Council concerning the malicious cyber activities against Albania
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  • NATO Secretary General highlights need for more support to Ukraine
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Thursday (8 September 2022). The Secretary General underscored the need for more military aid to be sent to Ukraine to enable it to uphold its right to self-defence. He welcomed that NATO Allies continue to step up with more military, financial and humanitarian support for Ukraine.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO monitors Russian warships in the North Sea
    NATO naval forces have been tracking a group of Russian warships in the Celtic Sea and the North Sea over the past days.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO nuclear experts discuss global nuclear challenges
    NATO’s annual Nuclear Policy Symposium got underway in Brussels on Wednesday (7 September 2022) with discussions on issues including Russia’s nuclear threats and weapons development, China’s rapid nuclear build-up and strategic arms control.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General attends Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting
    The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will attend a Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on 08 September 2022. The meeting is hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, and will focus on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the related security issues facing NATO Allies and partners.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Coronavirus response: NATO donates oxygen generation systems to Romania
    Romania received two oxygen generation systems from NATO’s Pandemic Response Stockpile on Monday (5 September 2022), to help the country respond to coronavirus infections and support medical evacuation efforts in support to Ukraine. NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), NATO’s Support and Procurement Agency and Romania coordinated the donation, following a request by Romania for assistance in response to the ongoing pandemic.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • First German NATO brigade troops arrive in Lithuania
    Around a hundred German soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Sunday (4 September 2022), part of NATO’s increased presence on the Alliance’s eastern flank following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Deputy Secretary General participates in Cernobbio Forum
    NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, today (Saturday 3 September 2022) joined a panel at the Cernobbio Forum, organised by The European House – Ambrosetti at the Villa d’Este, Italy. He discussed NATO’s new Strategic Concept, the challenges to Europe’s security, and the strong partnership developed between NATO and the European Union in many domains.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Sweden
    From 31 August to 1 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Sweden at the invitation of its Supreme Commander, General Micael Bydén. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the cooperation between Sweden and NATO during the accession process and to gain more insights into Sweden’s military capabilities.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • New lives for Afghans who worked with NATO
    A family of 8 Afghan citizens who worked with NATO has just left North Macedonia, where they were temporarily hosted, to resettle in the United States. North Macedonia, together with the local Red Cross, has been providing housing, education and health care for the family, including support during the holy month of Ramadan.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Military Committee visits Germany
    On 29 August 2022, the NATO Military Committee visited Berlin, Germany, upon the invitation of the German Minister of Defence, Mrs Christine Lambrecht. The thirty Allied military representatives, joined by their Finnish and Swedish colleagues, attended briefings and discussions at the Ministry of Defence. These engagements provided the Military Committee an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Germany’s historic change of stance with regard to its foreign and security policies. The Military Committee also attended the Grand Tattoo (Großer Zapfenstreich) held in honour of the former Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Military Chiefs of Defence conference to be held in Estonia
    NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet from 16-18 September 2022, in Tallinn, Estonia. Lieutenant General Martin Herem, Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces will host the Conference.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General wraps up visit to Canada
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit focused on Canada’s High North on Friday (26 August 2022) with a visit to the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Cold Lake.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General travels to the Canadian Arctic
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is travelling to the Canadian Arctic on Thursday (25 August 2022) as part of a three-day visit hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and accompanied by Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, Defence Minister Anita Anand, Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, and Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre. The Secretary General’s visit serves to underline the High North’s strategic importance for Euro-Atlantic security, especially in the context of a rapidly warming climate and rising geostrategic competition. The trip marks the first time a NATO Secretary General has visited Canada's Arctic.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Chair of the NATO Military Committee marks Ukraine’s Independence Day
    The Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer honoured the courage and sacrifice of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in a video message to mark Ukraine’s Independence Day. He saluted the men and uniform who “have fundamentally changed modern warfare and outmaneuver their opponent time and time again. Ukraine can win this war and emerge victorious from the quagmire. Slava Ukraini!”Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO headquarters a hive of activity after another successful honey harvest
    Since April 2020 NATO Headquarters has been home to a number of beehives as part of a wider ‘greening’ initiative. Beginning with two hives, this has now doubled to four due to the success of the honey production.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General message on Ukraine’s Independence Day
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg conveyed a video message of support to the people of Ukraine as they mark their Independence Day. Six months after the start of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, Mr Stoltenberg said, “Russia’s war in Ukraine is the greatest crisis for Europe’s security since World War Two. The Ukrainian armed forces and the whole Ukrainian people are showing tremendous courage and determination. And, under President Zelenskyy’s leadership, you are an inspiration to the world.”Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Secretary General stresses NATO long-term support for Ukraine at Crimea Platform
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other world leaders in the online Summit of the International Crimea Platform on Tuesday (23 August 2022). He detailed the strong support that NATO and Allies are providing Ukraine.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General to participate in the Crimea Platform Summit
    On 23 August 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will participate in the Second Summit of the Crimea Platform (online).Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General to visit Canada
    The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Canada from Wednesday 24 August to Friday 26 August 2022.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO air forces conduct joint flight training over Bulgaria
    Joint training “Thracian Viper” is underway over Bulgarian airspace, with jets from Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Romania, and the United States improving their ability to work together on operations. Planes are operating from Bulgarian, Greek, and Romanian territory for this Bulgarian-led activity, with F-16, F-18, MiG-29, and Su-25 aircraft taking part, as well as AS-532 Cougar helicopters. “Thracian Viper” has taken place annually since 2010, providing a good opportunity for Allied air forces to hone their skills in a multinational environment.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Danish Air Force begins NATO air policing in Iceland
    Danish F-16s will begin flying air policing sorties from Keflavik Air Base on Wednesday (17 August 2022), as part of NATO’s continuing mission to keep Icelandic airspace safe and secure.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia
    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (17 August 2022), saying he welcomed the opportunity to continue discussions on recent tensions in northern Kosovo. While noting that the situation on the ground has improved, Mr Stoltenberg called on all sides “to show restraint and to avoid violence”.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets with Albin Kurti of Kosovo
    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Albin Kurti of Kosovo at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (17 August 2022). In a joint press conference, the Secretary General welcomed the recent easing of tensions in the north of Kosovo and urged all parties to “act with restraint and avoid unhelpful rhetoric”.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets Mr. Albin Kurti from Kosovo
    On Wednesday, 17 August 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive Mr. Albin Kurti.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets the President of the Republic of Serbia
    On Wednesday, 17 August 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vučić.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO ships wrap up exercises in eastern Mediterranean
    After a week and a half of exercises in the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) is in port after its deployment, and resupplying in Souda Bay, Crete.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO supports Allies in fighting wildfires
    NATO is supporting national efforts to extinguish the wildfires raging in many countries across the Alliance. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has recently deployed 40 aircraft, including firefighting helicopters and airplanes, to support firefighters in Greece. This comes at the request of the Greek authorities.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General on Utøya: we must stand for our values, support Ukraine
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the Workers’ Youth League (Arbeidernes ungdomsfylking, AUF) on the Norwegian island of Utøya on Thursday (4 August 2022), underscoring the importance of continued support for Ukraine.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Germany, Hungary, Italy take up NATO’s Baltic air policing
    German, Hungarian and Italian fighter aircraft will take up air patrols over the Baltic region as part of NATO’s air policing mission starting on Monday (1 August 2022).Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO air forces train over Romania
    Fighter jets and surveillance aircraft from seven NATO countries held air-to-ground warfare drills over Romania on Thursday (28 July 2022).Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO marks 70 years of scientific and technological research
    In 2022, NATO marks 70 years of collaborative scientific and technological research at the service of Alliance defence and security.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • First time Chair of the NATO Military Committee attends Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference
    From 25 to 27 July 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee attended the 24th annual Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Australia. On the sidelines of the conference, he met with NATO Partners’ Chiefs of Defence of Australia, Japan and Mongolia, the Vice-Chief of Defence of the Republic of Korea as well as the Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • First Chair of the Military Committee to attend Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference
    From 25 to 27 July 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee attended the 24th annual Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Australia. On the sidelines of the conference, he met with NATO Partners’ Chiefs of Defence of Australia, Japan and Mongolia, the Vice-Chief of Defence of the Republic of Korea as well as the Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General to address AUF meeting in Utøya, Norway
    On Thursday 4 August 2022, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will deliver a speech to the Arbeidernes ungdomsfylking (AUF) summer camp on the island of Utøya, Norway. His remarks will focus on the importance of NATO, as well as on Russia's war on Ukraine, and will be delivered in Norwegian.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Deep dive – Under the waves with Croatian Special Forces and US Navy SEALs
    NATO Special Operations Forces need to be able to tackle the most complex tasks in the most difficult environments – from scaling the side of a ship while under fire to diving to the depths of the sea. Croatian Special Forces recently tested their maritime skills during a joint exercise with US Navy SEALs in the Adriatic.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Belgium wraps up NATO deployment in Baltic airspace
    A detachment of four Belgian F-16 fighter aircraft is set to wrap up eight months of activities at the end of July, after their air policing deployment to Estonia was extended following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • The Chair of the NATO Military Committee discusses regional security while in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    On 19-20 July 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer visited Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he met with members of the Presidency, the Minister of Defence, Mr Sifet Podzic and the Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Senad MaÅ¡ović. He also visited the Tactical Support Brigade HQ, the Intelligence-Security Agency and the NATO Headquarters Sarajevo.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
    On Tuesday, 19 July 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the Minister Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, at NATO Headquarters.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Lieutenant General Adamczak starts his tenure as new Director General of the NATO International Military Staff
    On Monday 18 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee welcomed the new Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO military officials hold staff-to-staff talks in Colombia
    From 11 to 14 July 2022, representatives from the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) Cooperative Security division, SHAPE and NATO’s Land and Air Commands attended staff-to-staff talks with Colombian military officials in Bogotá. Discussions focused on the NATO-Colombia military cooperation, including participation in training, exercises and NATO courses as well as maritime security. The delegation also visited the Naval Base ARC Bolívar in Cartagena.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO International Military Staff bids farewell to it’s Director, Lieutenant General Wiermann
    Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann, Director General of the International Military Staff (DGIMS), bids farewell to his staff and the NATO Military Committee on 14 July 2022.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO and the European Union work together to counter cyber threats
    Following the NATO Summit in Madrid last month, senior officials from NATO and the European Union (EU) met today (14 July 2022) to take stock of recent developments in the cyber threat landscape and explore further areas of engagement on cyber defence.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO reaffirms its firm commitment to support arms control at UN meeting
    Earlier this month, NATO has participated to the Eighth Biennial Meeting of State Parties on the Programme of Work to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons, held in New York, under the United Nations’ auspices.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General welcomes Albanian Prime Minister to NATO Headquarters
    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Edi Rama at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (13 July 2022) and thanked him for Albania’s contributions to the Alliance. He welcomed Albania’s contributions to NATO’s multinational battlegroups in Latvia and Bulgaria, as well as to the Alliance’s peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets with members of EU Parliament
    Speaking with members of the EU parliament on 13 July 2022, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg described the NATO Summit in Madrid as “historic and transformative”. The Secretary General was attending a joint meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence for discussions on the NATO Summit decisions and on cooperation between NATO and the European Union. He said that Ukraine can count on NATO’s support, for “as long as it takes”, because a strong, independent Ukraine is vital for the security of the Euro-Atlantic area and for global stability.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Lieutenant General Nielsen elected new Commandant of the NATO Defense College
    On Monday 11 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee elected Lieutenant General Max A.L.T. Nielsen to be the new Commandant of the NATO Defense College. Lieutenant General Nielsen has been serving as the Military Representative to NATO and EU since 2019. He will take over from Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann in Summer 2023.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Some assembly required – NATO Allies and soon-to-be Ally Sweden train to keep Gotland secure
    After more than 200 years of military non-alignment, Sweden is in the process of joining NATO and will help strengthen Euro-Atlantic security as a new Ally. During exercise BALTOPS 22, Swedish troops trained with US Marines and other Allied forces on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Deputy Secretary General opens annual NATO Partnerships 360 Symposium
    On Tuesday (12 July 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană opened the annual NATO Partnerships 360 Symposium, a forum bringing together civilian and military representatives from Allied and partner nations to facilitate dialogue on the future of NATO's partnerships policy. In his opening remarks, Mr Geoană highlighted the value of NATO’s partnerships, both for Allies and for the countries and organisations with which NATO cooperates.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General to participate in a joint committee meeting at the European Parliament
    On Wednesday 13 July 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will take part in a joint meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE). The exchange of views will focus on the NATO Madrid Summit decisions, as well as the cooperation between NATO and the European Union.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Allies share views on arms control and strategic stability with US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security
    Today (11 July 2022), Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins (US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security) visited NATO’s Headquarters, where she met with the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană, and NATO Allies within the framework of the Special Advisory and Consultative Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Committee (ADNC).Läs hela nyheten här

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  • The NATO Military Committee attend maritime-related discussions in the United Kingdom
    On 7-8 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee travelled to the United Kingdom to attend a series of maritime-related discussions hosted by the NATO Maritime Command. Aboard the HMS Prince of Wales, the NATO Military Representatives received briefings from the UK Strategic Command on Multi-Domain Operations and the Future Commando Force.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets the Prime Minister of Albania
    On Wednesday, 13 July 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama, at NATO Headquarters.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO reiterates commitment to Western Balkans security
    Today (07 July 2022), the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Mircea Geoană, and the North Atlantic Council paid a visit to the NATO-led KFOR mission and the NATO Advisory and Liaison Team in Kosovo.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • The North Atlantic Council to visit KFOR
    On Thursday, 07 July 2022, the North Atlantic Council will visit KFOR, the NATO-led mission in Kosovo, and the NATO Advisory and Liasion Team. NATO’s Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoana, will chair the meetings on the ground.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Russian War Crimes House exhibition opens in NATO
    NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Ambassador Baiba Braže, today (6 July 2022) opened the “Russian War Crimes House” exhibition at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Allies sign Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden
    NATO Ambassadors signed the Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (5 July 2022), in the presence of Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “This is truly an historic moment. For Finland, for Sweden, for NATO, and for our shared security.”Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Finland and Sweden complete NATO accession talks
    Finland and Sweden completed accession talks at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday (4 July 2022), as agreed last week by NATO leaders at their Summit in Madrid. Both countries formally confirmed their willingness and ability to meet the political, legal and military obligations and commitments of NATO membership.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Accession talks and signature of the accession protocols of Finland and Sweden
    On Monday, 04 July 2022, NATO Headquarters will host accession talks between NATO officials and representatives of Finland and Sweden. There will be no media opportunity.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO welcomes new Supreme Allied Commander Europe
    General Christopher Cavoli of the US Army assumed command of Allied Command Operations in a ceremony at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium on Monday (4 July 2022). General Cavoli succeeds General Tod Wolters of the US Air Force, who had been in post since 2019.Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Building on NATO Summit, Chair of Military Committee commends Spain for strong contributions to the Alliance
    From 30 June to 1 July 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, stayed in Spain, following the NATO Summit, to meet with His Majesty King Felipe VI, Spanish Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles Fernández, and the Spanish Chief of Defence, Admiral López Calderón. The Chair also visited the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Spain (NRDC-ESP), where he met with its Commander, Lieutenant General Fernando Garcia-Vaquero, and gave a lecture. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General at Allied Command Operations change of command
    On Monday, 04 July 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will attend the change of command ceremony at the Allied Command Operations (ACO) in Mons, Belgium. United States Air Force General Tod D. Wolters will relinquish command of Allied Command Operations and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe to U.S. Army General Christopher G. Cavoli. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Deputy Secretary General underlines strategic importance of Black Sea region
    Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană highlighted the strategic importance of the Black Sea region to NATO in remarks at the US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (CSCE) Black Sea Summit in Constanta, Romania on Friday (1 July 2022). Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO launches Innovation Fund
    On Thursday (30 June 2022), at a signing ceremony hosted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Leaders and Ministers from 22 Allied countries* launched NATO’s Innovation Fund, the world’s first multi-sovereign venture capital fund. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Secretary General wraps up “transformative” NATO Summit
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (30 June 2022) said NATO leaders signed off on key decisions, including a fundamental strengthening of NATO’s deterrence and defence, an invitation to Finland and Sweden to join NATO and long-term support to Ukraine. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Madrid Summit ends with far-reaching decisions to transform NATO
    The NATO Summit in Madrid drew to a close on Thursday (30 June 2022) with decisions to transform and strengthen the Alliance. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “The decisions we have taken in Madrid will ensure that our Alliance continues to preserve peace, prevent conflict, and protect our people and our values. Europe and North America, standing together in NATO.” Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO leaders set to take key decisions to transform the Alliance
    Arriving at the start of the NATO Summit in Madrid on Wednesday (29 June 2022), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the key decisions that will be taken to transform the Alliance and protect its citizens. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Secretary General welcomes US President to NATO Summit
    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US President Joe Biden to the NATO Summit in Madrid on Wednesday (29 June 2022). The Secretary General thanked President Biden for his “decisive leadership in strengthening the transatlantic bond” during Russia’s war on Ukraine, demonstrated by the President’s announcement to further increase US presence in Europe. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO leaders approve new Strategic Concept
    NATO heads of state and government meeting in Madrid on Wednesday (29 June 2022) approved a new Strategic Concept for the Alliance, setting out the Alliance’s priorities, core tasks and approaches for the next decade. The concept describes the security environment facing the Alliance, reaffirms our values, and spells out NATO’s key purpose of ensuring our collective defence. It further sets out NATO’s three core tasks of deterrence and defence; crisis prevention and management; and cooperative security. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO agrees new Strategic Concept, strengthened deterrence and defence, more support for Ukraine, invites for Finland and Sweden
    NATO leaders took far-reaching decisions to continue adapting the Alliance in the first working session at the Madrid Summit on Wednesday (29 June 2022). Allies endorsed NATO's new Strategic Concept, the blueprint for the Alliance in a more dangerous and competitive world. They also decided a ''fundamental shift in our deterrence and defence'', underpinned by increased defence investment and common funding, as well as more support to Ukraine for the longer term. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO leaders meet with key partners to address global challenges, Indo-Pacific partners participate in a NATO Summit for the first time
    At the Madrid Summit on Wednesday (29 June 2022), Allied leaders were joined by some of NATO’s closest partners to address global challenges. Indo-Pacific partners Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea participated in a NATO Summit for the first time. The European Union and Georgia also took part in the meeting, as did Finland and Sweden, who have today been invited to become NATO members. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Türkiye, Finland, and Sweden sign agreement paving the way for Finnish and Swedish NATO membership
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden met in Madrid on Tuesday (28 June 2022) under the auspices of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In that meeting, the leaders agreed a trilateral memorandum to address Türkiye’s legitimate security concerns, paving the way for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership. The memorandum was signed by the foreign ministers of the three countries – Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu of Türkiye, Pekka Haavisto of Finland, and Ann Linde of Sweden – in the presence of all three national leaders, and the Secretary General. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Secretary General arrives in Madrid, thanks Spain for hosting historic NATO Summit
    Arriving in Madrid on Tuesday (28 June 2022), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez for hosting the historic NATO Summit that is taking place from 28 to 30 June. Noting that this year marks 40 years of Spain’s NATO membership, Mr Stoltenberg also thanked the Prime Minister for Spain’s many contributions to Euro-Atlantic security. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General says that Climate Change matters for NATO
    Speaking at the NATO Public Forum on 28 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that climate change is a crisis multiplier and it matters for NATO. Highlighting that “NATO is determined to set the gold standard on addressing the security implications of climate change”, Mr. Stoltenberg noted that the new Strategic Concept to be endorsed in Madrid states that climate change is a defining challenge of our time. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO releases its Climate Change and Security Impact Assessment
    In a 'sobering' assessment report released today (28 June 2022), NATO recognises climate change as an 'overarching challenge of our time' that will 'measurably' increase the risks to security and ‘worsen as the world warms further’. It calls for a fundamental transformation of NATO’s approach to defence and security and sets NATO as a leading international organisation in understanding and adapting to climate change. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO gears up for Madrid Summit
    NATO leaders meeting in Madrid over the next three days (28-30 June 2022) are set to sign off on key decisions, including a new Strategic Concept, a major strengthening of NATO’s deterrence and defence and greater support to Ukraine. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Trilateral memorandum between Türkiye, Finland and Sweden
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  • Defence Expenditures of NATO Countries (2014-2022)
    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. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General meets the Prime Minister of Sweden
    On Monday, 27 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will receive the Prime Minister of Sweden, Ms. Magdalena Andersson, at NATO Headquarters. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General addresses the Brussels Forum: “We need a bold strategy for our new security reality”
    Addressing the Brussels Forum conference on 27 June 2022, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, “an unprecedented act of generosity and foresight, born from the ashes of two brutal world wars.” He said that today we face another “pivotal moment for our security” as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has “shattered peace in Europe.” Stressing that we need “a bold strategy for our new security reality”, Mr. Stoltenberg said that Allies will take important decisions at the “transformative Summit in Madrid” with a comprehensive assistance package for Ukraine. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO Secretary General welcomes Prime Minister of Sweden to NATO Headquarters
    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson to NATO Headquarters on Monday (27 June 2022) for discussions on Sweden and Finland’s applications to join the Alliance. The Secretary General said the security concerns of all Allies must be taken into account as part of the NATO accession process and that Türkiye’s concerns are legitimate and must be addressed. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Secretary General: NATO to agree “fundamental shift” in defence posture
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday (27 June 2022) said NATO leaders meeting in Madrid this week are set to sign off on key decisions, including a new Strategic Concept, a major strengthening of NATO’s deterrence and defence and greater support to Ukraine. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO’s Deputy Secretary General: NATO supports for Ukraine is for the long-term
    On Monday (27 June 2022), in a pre-recorded video message at the Kyiv Security Forum, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana reaffirmed NATO’s continued solidarity and support for Ukraine against Russia’s unprovoked war. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO hosts new round of Türkiye, Finland, Sweden talks
    At the invitation of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden met with senior NATO officials at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday (27 June 2022). Chaired by Stian Jenssen, Director of the Secretary General’s Private Office, the talks focused on the security concerns raised by Türkiye in order to make progress on the NATO membership applications by Finland and Sweden. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • NATO provides security support to Qatar for 2022 Football World Cup
    As part of the close cooperation between the State of Qatar and NATO, the North Atlantic Alliance will provide support for the security aspects of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, scheduled to take place in the State of Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. Läs hela nyheten här

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  • Secretary General discusses preparations for the NATO Summit with Prime Minister of Czech Republic
    Today (23 June 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, at NATO Headquarters. The visit provided an opportunity to discuss the latest preparations for the NATO Leaders’ Summit scheduled to take place in Madrid at the end of the month. Läs hela nyheten här

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