The Croatian government’s furious response to the arrest of ten Bosnian Croats on war crimes charges in Bosnia and Herzegovina was diplomatically incompetent and will not help the suspects, analysts argue.
Slovenia has pledged to send its 50 troops in Latvia in a bid to build-up the NATO presence in eastern Europe, the national official news media reported quoting the defence ministry source.
Аlexander Vinnikov, Head of NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine: We need to be ready to defend the populations of ally states
The annexation of Crimea by Russia and armed aggression in Eastern Ukraine confirmed the view that a strong nation is not possible without a strong army. Since the hostilities began official Kyiv has stepped up its cooperation with the North Atlantic Alliance.
NATO’s Secretary General has said he is concerned about Russia’s deployment of Iskander ballistic missiles to the Kaliningrad exclave bordering Poland.
Earlier this month (October 2016), the governments of the Baltic States and Poland finally reached all the necessary political, financial and technical agreements to implement one of the most ambitious projects inside the European Union—linking Finland, the Baltic States and Poland with the unified Trans-European Transport Network (NRA, October 10). The agreed-upon project, which will also have important logistical implications for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), envisions a continuous rail link from Tallinn (Estonia) to Warsaw (Poland), via Riga (Latvia) and Kaunas (Lithuania). The construction of this railway—known as “Rail Baltica”—is planned to start by 2020 and should be completed by 2030. The section from Helsinki to Tallinn will for now be operated by existing commercial ferries.
Officials in Bucharest said that NATO missile interceptors planned to be installed at a military base in Romania do not contravene an international weapons treaty, as Russia has claimed.
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite has expressed her hope that the Peasant and Green Union, which triumphed in the parliamentary elections, establishes an honest and responsible ruling coalition.
Norway has announced it is to allow more than 300 US troops to be stationed on its soil for a trial period in 2017.
President Kersti Kaljulaid meets with the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis.
with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.