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NATO Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of strengthening resilience
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NATO Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of strengthening resilience

NATO Deputy Secretary Mircea Geoana, speaking at the 16th edition of the GLOBSEC 2021 event, outlined the decisions taken at this week’s NATO Summit to further boost resilience. The Deputy Secretary General said that at the Summit, 30 Allied leaders reconfirmed NATO as the prime platform for transatlantic dialogue and political convergence on everything related...

NATO leaders agree NATO 2030 reform agenda, discuss Russia, China
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NATO leaders agree NATO 2030 reform agenda, discuss Russia, China

NATO Heads of State and Government on Monday (14 June) agreed a set of proposals under the NATO 2030 banner, covering a range of issues, including the protection of critical infrastructure, promoting innovation, boosting partnerships, and making the fight against climate change an important task for NATO for the first time. “By agreeing the NATO...

Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2014-2021)
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Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2014-2021)

NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies and publishes it on a regular basis. 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...

Ten NATO countries start new era in pilot training
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Ten NATO countries start new era in pilot training

Defense Ministers from 10 NATO countries on Wednesday (9 June 2021) agreed to bolster the training of their nation’s military pilots, taking advantage of new technologies such as virtual reality. As part of NATO’s Flight Training Europe program – or NTFE – Ministers agreed to create a network of European training centers for a fighter...

NATO Secretary General meets with members of U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.
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NATO Secretary General meets with members of U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.

During the second day of his visit to Washington D.C. on Tuesday (8 June 2021), Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met with members of the U.S. Congress, including the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Gerry Connolly; Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks; and several U.S. Senators. In a hybrid session with the bipartisan...

NATO Secretary General previews NATO Summit in keynote speech
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NATO Secretary General previews NATO Summit in keynote speech

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the 14 June NATO Summit in an online keynote address on Friday (4 June 2021), co-hosted by NATO, the German Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institution. Describing a world of growing global competition, he explained that ”through NATO 2030, we are adapting to a more competitive world,”...

Foreign and Defence Ministers meet ahead of NATO Summit
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Foreign and Defence Ministers meet ahead of NATO Summit

NATO Foreign and Defence ministers will meet via secure teleconference on Tuesday (1 June 2021). They will focus on the NATO 2030 initiative, which is at the heart of the upcoming Summit of NATO leaders on June 14 in Brussels. They are also expected to discuss topical issues, including the way forward for NATO’s engagement...

NATO Secretary General: Security Situation in Afghanistan Remains Challenging
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NATO Secretary General: Security Situation in Afghanistan Remains Challenging

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said that the security situation in Afghanistan remains “very difficult and challenging,” reiterating that as the US and coalition forces are leaving, at some stage, Afghans should take full responsibility for their own future.  Pentagon officials have said that the withdrawal up to 25% complete. US President Joe...

NATO Coronavirus response: Austrian and Italian scientists join forces
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NATO Coronavirus response: Austrian and Italian scientists join forces

On Thursday Today (27 May 2021) marks the launch of a joint project by two Italian and Austrian universities aimed at enhancing health and safety on the workplace, in response to new challenges posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. This multi-year initiative – supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme –...

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