Germany's conservatives have approved a preliminary platform that's more restrictive on issues including migrants, dual citizenship and taxes. But suggestions of a lurch to the right are grossly exaggerated.
NATO’s largest cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition 2016, wrapped up in Estonia on Friday (2 December 2016).
Andrejs Berdnikovs: After the accession to the EU Latvia turned from the recipient society into a donor country
An exclusive interview with the Ph.D. in Political Science Mr. Andrejs Berdnikovs (Riga)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (23 November 2016) for talks on how NATO continues to adapt to a changed security environment. The Secretary General thanked the United Kingdom for its enduring commitment to NATO and its leadership on defence spending.
The deployment by Russia of new missiles in its Baltic Sea exclave Kaliningrad is intended to limit NATO allies' ships’ access to the Baltic States, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.
The world was still recovering from the turbulent presidential elections in the US when Germany, another key Western power, picked its next head of state.
A top NATO general said Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that the United States might abandon its NATO treaty commitments is not serious because the treaty is so binding and important to America and its allies that no president "would dare" change it.
On November 14-15 the Executive Committee of the NATO Energy Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE) met for the ninth time at its HQ in Vilnius. The meeting addressed NATO ENSEC COE activity in NATO context, the work left to be done in 2016, and plans for 2017.
The conservative CDU and CSU parties have backed Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier to replace Joachim Gauck as president, paving the way for him to take up the post without a serious challenge.
The first NATO-Georgia joint multinational brigade-level exercise, the NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016, taked place from Nov. 10 to 20 at the Joint Training and Evaluation Center, near Tbilisi, Georgia.