with the participation of NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller
At their meeting in Paris on Monday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and French President Emmanuel Macron talked about security and democratic values.
"France and Estonia are good partners to each other in the European Union and strong allies in NATO. Today we are standing up together for democratic values and freedoms," the Estonian head of state said after the meeting at the Elysee Palace.
President Donald Trump appointed John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as his National Security Advisor (NSA) effective as of April 9th, 2018.
The move, replacing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is but the latest of high-level personnel changes in the Trump administration, but perhaps not the last. Mike Pompeo recently was selected to succeed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and is now pending Senate Confirmation. Trump’s Chief of Staff John F. Kelly may yet depart as well, and even the Secretary of Defence James Mattis could be eventually replaced.
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked the Baltic states for raising their defense budgets, urging other NATO countries to follow the example of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in defense spending.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 69th anniversary of NATO’s founding with an official visit to Ottawa on Wednesday (4 April 2018). Speaking alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Stoltenberg called the Alliance “a guarantor of peace, providing security and preventing conflict.”
Stepan Grigoryan: All events in Georgia had a big positive resonance in Armenia in favour of the EU and NATO
Exclusive interview of the Dr. Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of the Board, Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC), Armenia
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary General: In relations with Putin, we should hope for the best, but prepare for the worst
Danish politician Rasmussen is currently a recognized lawyer of Ukraine in the Euro-Atlantic community. The former head of the North Atlantic Alliance (2009-2014) consistently defends the interests of Kyiv and Ukrainians amid a real war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine and a hybrid war against Western democratic societies.
With the recent German Coalition agreement in place, attention turns to Germany’s role in Europe.
Germany's parliament has confirmed Angela Merkel as the country's next leader. The conservative Merkel will govern in a grand coalition with the Social Democrats. But the vote margin was very tight - a mere 9 votes.
After twenty years of cooperation with NATO, starting with the Partnership for Peace back in 1994, Sweden was one of five partners granted enhanced opportunities for dialogue and cooperation at the Wales Summit in 2014, my first as Swedish ambassador to NATO.