In a Shocking Display of Being Out of Touch, NATO Secretary General at Davos WEF

In a keynote speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the stomach turning display of the uber wealthy telling the world to behave as they say and not as they do, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “freedom is more important than free trade” and that the “protection of our values is more important than profit.” An important…

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NATO Secretary General with Sweden & Finland

(As delivered) Ambassadors, dear Klaus, dear Axel, dear friends, good morning! This is a good day, at a critical moment for our security. Thank you so much for handing over the applications for Finland’s and Sweden’s membership in NATO. Every nation has the right to choose its own path. You have both made your choice, after thorough democratic processes. And…

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NATO Sharpens Technological Edge with Innovation Initiatives

NATO Allies are launching a ground-breaking initiative to sharpen the Alliance’s technological edge. On Thursday (7 April 2022), Allied foreign ministers approved the Charter of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – or DIANA. “Working with the private sector and academia, Allies will ensure that we can harness the best of new technology for transatlantic security,” said NATO…

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NATO Statement on Russia’s Unprovoked Attack on Ukraine

I strongly condemn Russia’s reckless and unprovoked attack on Ukraine, which puts at risk countless civilian lives. Once again, despite our repeated warnings and tireless efforts to engage in diplomacy, Russia has chosen the path of aggression against a sovereign and independent country. This is a grave breach of international law, and a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security. I call…

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NATO: No Security in Europe Without a Strong Transatlantic Bond

In a ‎keynote speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (19 February 2022), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of a strong transatlantic relationship for European security. Noting the real risk of conflict, the Secretary General called on Russia to change course, to step back from the brink, stop preparing for war and start working for a…

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NATO Conveys Written Proposals to Russia

In view of Russia’s continuing military build-up in and around Ukraine, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Wednesday (26 January 2022) that NATO has conveyed its written proposals to Russia, in parallel with the United States. He said that Allies see three main areas with room for progress: NATO-Russia relations; European security, including the situation in and around Ukraine; and…

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NATO Secretary General on Russian Military Buildup

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the close partnership of Finland and Sweden with NATO on Monday (24 January 2022). He met with Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of Finland and Foreign Minister Ann Linde of Sweden at NATO Headquarters to discuss the current security situation, including Russia’s continued military build-up in and around Ukraine. “The worsening security situation in Europe makes…

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Leaders agree NATO 2030 agenda to strengthen the Alliance

June 14, 2021 – The NATO Summit in Brussels wrapped up on Monday (14 June 2021), with leaders taking important decisions to chart the Alliance’s course over the next decade and beyond. NATO leaders reaffirmed the Alliance’s dual-track approach of defense and dialogue towards Russia. They also pledged to continue to support NATO partners Ukraine and Georgia, bringing them closer…

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NATO Secretary General Visits HMS Queen Elizabeth on NATO Exercise Steadfast Defender

May 27, 2021 – NATO ships, submarines, and aircraft are training off the coast of Portugal to practice NATO’s ability to defend sea lines of communication between North America and Europe. Among the 20 ships participating in exercise Steadfast Defender is the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on its maiden deployment. Mr. Stoltenberg was joined by the…

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NATO Chiefs of Defense Futureproof Military Might

January 28, 2021 – The thirty Allied Chiefs of Defence held their first Military Committee meeting of 2021 in a hybrid virtual/in person format. The meeting allowed the Military Committee to align military work priorities and discuss all current operations, missions and activities with contributing NATO partners. The Military Committee’s advice and guidance will play a vital part of the…

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