Sunday a political earthquake hit Germany. The Liberals — one of four parties in talks to form the new government following September’s election – withdrew from the talks, removing Merkel’s only remaining coalition option. Thus for the first time since 1949, there is no majority grouping willing to form a government. The stable colossus in the middle of Europe is suddenly unstable. This will have severe consequences. Some of the ripple effects are unknowable at this point, put even the likely consequences are remarkable.
NATO has successfully completed a three-year project to clear unexploded ordnance from an ammunition depot in central Georgia. A closing ceremony for the Georgia IV NATO Trust Fund project was held on 7 November 2017 in Tbilisi, attended by more than 70 guests including NATO and partner nations’ Ambassadors and Defence Attaches, as well as senior NATO and Georgian Government representatives.
following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Resolute Support operational partner nations at the level of Defence Ministers
Ukraine's new ambassador to the alliance has started an important stage in his diplomatic career in the period of bringing the state's policy to the Euro-Atlantic course, the ultimate goal of which is gaining membership of NATO.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its invasion of eastern Ukraine unified the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and prompted the allies to beef up defenses. But the process of strengthening the alliance’s Eastern flank is far from over. To complete it, NATO needs to develop a comprehensive, long-term strategy toward Russia based on unity, deterrence, and resilience. That effort is long overdue.
Despite its conclusion just over a month ago, Russia’s military exercise Zapad 2017 has left western observers with many unanswered questions.
The people wanted something new and that's what they'll get. Currently being negotiated in Berlin, the next government would take the country into uncharted waters. And that's a good thing, says DW's Jefferson Chase.
Catalonia's parliament has set a date for a key session in which it will debate and decide its response to Spanish government moves to intervene in autonomy and dissolve the regional authority.
State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovičs in the USA discusses strengthening security and economic cooperation
From 12 October to 16 October, the Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary, Andrejs Pildegovičs, was on a working visit in the United States of America and met with officials from the United States Department of State, Pentagon, the National Security Council, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Congress. Together with the delegation of the Bank of Latvia and the Ministry of Finance, the State Secretary took part in meetings at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Andrejs Pildegovičs also met with members of the Latvian community.
ATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, discussed the security and stability of the Western Balkans and partnership between Serbia and NATO in Belgrade today (12 October 2017) when she appeared onstage at the Belgrade Security Forum with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.