Council holds first meeting in new Room 1 conference chamber

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (9 May) opened the Alliance’s new Room 1 with the first meeting of the North Atlantic Council in the Alliance’s new headquarters. Resembling an auditorium and equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, Room 1 is where ambassadors hold the Alliance’s most important debates and take the most significant decisions. The meeting of the 29 Allied ambassadors, NATO’s highest-decision making authority, was held as Alliance Staff and national representatives of the 29 Allies continue to move into the new complex. About half the 4,000 people…

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NATO and the European Union deepen cooperation on cyber defense

Senior officials from the European Union met their counterparts at NATO Headquarters today (8 December) to take stock of current efforts and discuss new areas for cooperation on cyber defense. “We reviewed our progress on enhancing information exchange, training and education, and exercises, while identifying new areas where more can be done – such as the sharing of best practice on crisis management and response,” stated Dr. Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. The officials discussed recent developments related to NATO’s Cyber Defence Pledge and…

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NATO Foreign Ministers prepare for the Brussels Summit

NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting today (5 December 2017) to begin two days of talks on NATO’s adaptation ahead of the Brussels Summit next July. “I expect we will agree to take NATO-EU cooperation to a new level,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Ministers will also discuss global security challenges, including North Korea, and NATO’s role in projecting stability beyond its borders. Allies will also hold a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission, to review the security situation, Georgia’s reform progress and areas for further cooperation.

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Meeting of Defence Ministers starts at NATO headquarters

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels today (8 November 2017) to address a wide range of issues, including new commands to improve the movement of troops across the Atlantic and within Europe. Speaking at the start of the two-day meeting, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said talks would also focus on enhancing the Alliance’s cyber defences, North Korea’s weapons programme and commitments by Allies to send more military trainers to Afghanistan.

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