Washington needles Germany with threat of US troops relocation to Poland

By |avgust 21st, 2019|Andrzej Duda, burden sharing, defence spending, Donald Trump, Fort Trump, Germany, Nato, News, Poland, Ramstein Air Base, United States, US troops|

Washington has talked for some time of relocating US troops from Germany because of its annoyance with Berlin's military spending shortfalls. But President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Poland in September could give it another twist.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Washington needles Germany with threat of US troops relocation to Poland

Rival Bosnia leaders agree to form government 10 months after vote

By |avgust 6th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, Nato, News, Western Balkans|

Bosnia's rival Serb, Croat and Bosniak leaders agreed on Monday (5 August) to form a central government 10 months after a general election, reaching a compromise about Bosnia's integration into NATO which had been a key stumbling block.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Rival Bosnia leaders agree to form government 10 months after vote

F-35 or SU-35? Erdogan says Turkey to turn elsewhere

By |julij 26th, 2019|F-35, military procurement, Nato, News, Russia, S-400, Turkey, United States|

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday (26 July) Turkey would turn elsewhere for fighter jets if the United States will not sell it the F-35 jets, adding that a US decision to cut Ankara from the program would not deter it from meeting its needs.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za F-35 or SU-35? Erdogan says Turkey to turn elsewhere

AKK sworn in as new German defence minister

By |julij 24th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Bundeswehr, burden sharing, defence, Nato, News|

CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been sworn in as the new German defence minister before the Bundestag on Wednesday (24 July). In her first government statement, she emphasised Germany's reliability as a member of NATO.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za AKK sworn in as new German defence minister

France, Italy, Denmark back European-led naval mission for Hormuz

By |julij 24th, 2019|Denmark, France, Heiko Maas, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, Italy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Nato, News, piracy, United Kingdom, United States|

France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday (23 July).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za France, Italy, Denmark back European-led naval mission for Hormuz

Warsaw says Trump to attend invasion of Poland anniversary

By |julij 19th, 2019|Donald Trump, Nato, Nazi Germany, News, Poland, Russia, World War II|

Poland said on Thursday (18 July) US President Donald Trump would attend events in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the country - though the White House said the trip was not yet confirmed.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Warsaw says Trump to attend invasion of Poland anniversary

NATO members discuss strategy in face of dying arms-control pact

By |junij 27th, 2019|INF Treaty, Jens Stoltenberg, Mark Esper, missile defence, Nato, News, Russia, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

NATO defence ministers met on Wednesday (26 June) to discuss strategies against the threat of new Russian missile systems, as the landmark nuclear arms control treaty against land-based nuclear warheads is due to collapse next month.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za NATO members discuss strategy in face of dying arms-control pact

Northern Group aims to step up regional security cooperation

By |junij 26th, 2019|Baltic Sea, Berlin, Germany, Nato, News, Northern Group, Russia, Ursula von der Leyen|

Only days after the NATO-led maritime manoeuvre BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) tested the waters in the Baltic Sea region, Northern Group defence ministers met on Tuesday (25 June) in Berlin in an attempt to deepen their cooperation. The so-called Norther...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Northern Group aims to step up regional security cooperation

NATO warns of ‘defensive’ countermeasures to Russia’s arms treaty breach

By |junij 25th, 2019|INF Treaty, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, News, Russia|

NATO urged Russia on Tuesday (25 June) to destroy its new missile system to save the INF nuclear treaty or face a more determined response by the military alliance. An August deadline now looms ever larger.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za NATO warns of ‘defensive’ countermeasures to Russia’s arms treaty breach

Germany to ban exports of side-arms to non-allies

By |junij 25th, 2019|arms trade, France, Germany, Nato, News, small arms, Yemen Civil War|

Germany will ban exports of small side arms to most countries outside NATO and the European Union, government sources told Reuters on Monday (24 June), confirming an earlier report from the Funke media group.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Germany to ban exports of side-arms to non-allies