NATO tasks top commander to speed up medical aid in response to COVID-19 pandemic

By |april 3rd, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis response, Jens Stoltenberg, medical aid, Nato, News|

NATO foreign ministers on Thursday (2 April) tasked Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Tod Wolters with coordinating the air transport of medical equipment and personnel to fight the “invisible enemy’. “NATO was created to deal with crises, so we...

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NATO expert panel to determine how to revive ‘brain dead’ alliance

By |april 1st, 2020|Emmanuel Macron, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, News|

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Tuesday (31 March) the creation of a panel of 10 experts to determine NATO’s future after French President Emmanuel Macron declared last autumn that the alliance was experiencing “brain death”. The strategic shift comes...

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Russia fumes at North Macedonia’s NATO accession

By |april 1st, 2020|Nato, News, North Macedonia, Russia|

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a scathing statement on Wednesday (1 April) seeking to belittle and ridicule North Macedonia's recent accession to NATO. 

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COVID-19 pandemic raises questions on preparedness for biological threats

By |marec 30th, 2020|biological threats, Boyko Borissov, CBRN, coronavirus, COVID-19, Health security, Nato, News|

As Europe is grappling to find a response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has criticised Europe’s lack of preparedness against biological threats. Speaking at a press briefing on Saturday (28 March), Borissov criticised, amongst others, NATO...

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Norway cancels exercise, Pentagon cuts troops for Europe war games

By |marec 12th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, Defender Europe 2020, Defender2020, EUCOM, Jens Stoltenberg, military exercises, Nato, News, Norway, Pentagon, United States|

A major military exercise in Europe has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns as a "precautionary measure" on Wednesday (11 March), while Washington is considering reduced US involvement in another exercise amid the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mikser: Nuclear arms control must be taken more seriously

By |marec 11th, 2020|AFET Committee, arms control, China, European Parliament, INF Treaty, Iran nuclear deal, Nato, News, NPT Treaty, nuclear non-proliferation, Russia, SEDE Committee, United States|

With evolving technology and changing military doctrines, arms control and nuclear weapons control should be brought back to top attention, but it is “increasingly difficult to come to any agreement among the critical players” in the world, MEP Sven Mikser...

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Germans and Americans ‘worlds apart’ on security issues, new study finds

By |marec 10th, 2020|Angela Merkel, China, defence spending, Donald Trump, Germany, Nato, News, Pew Research Centre, Russia, United States|

Although Americans and Germans think transatlantic relations are in slightly better shape than last year, stark differences remain when it comes to defence spending and big power competition, a fresh poll by the US think tank Pew Research Center showed.

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Eastern Europeans want more EU funds for military mobility

By |marec 10th, 2020|Bucharest Nine, Eastern Flank, EU budget, Four Thirties, Latvia, Lithuania, MFF, Military Mobility, Nato, News, Poland, Romania|

The EU should provide more funds to enable faster movement of military forces across Europe, defence ministers from four eastern European member states said on Tuesday (10 March), two weeks before the bloc starts a new round of divisive talks over the ...

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Stern-faced EU leaders warn Erdogan to respect migrants deal

By |marec 10th, 2020|Charles Michel, EU-Turkey deal, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Nato, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syria war, Turkey, Ursula von der Leyen|

Stern-faced EU leaders warned President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (9 March) to respect the terms of a previous deal to keep migrants away from Europe's borders, after the Turkish leader came to Brussels to demand more support.

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Work with Turkey, NATO tells EU amid migrant crisis

By |marec 5th, 2020|EU defence ministers meeting, EU-Turkey, European defence, Gymnich, Migration, Nato, News|

With tensions growing and accusations flying between Turkey and the EU over an escalating migrant crisis, the head of NATO has warned Europe it must find a way to work with "important ally" Ankara.

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