An embittered U.S. elections cycle full of attention-grabbing headlines has cast a large shadow across the Atlantic. As the campaign rhetoric heats up, U.S. allies are collectively holding their breath, waiting to see what the future of U.S. global engagement and its commitment to existing alliance structures might look like.
Early results of Sunday’s elections in Montenegro showed the ruling party led by veteran Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic won the parliamentary polls, amid rumours of an alleged ’terror’ plot and irregularities.
At the end of a two-day visit to Rome, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined Italy’s essential role in strengthening NATO’s collective defence and projecting stability beyond Allied borders.
France and Germany announced plans to share an air base and transport planes as part of a military shake-up in the wake of Britain's vote to quit the European Union.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow outlined key steps needed to strengthen the Euro-Atlantic security system in a speech at the OSCE Security Days conference in Vienna on Monday (3 October 2015). Participating in a panel discussion on ‘Preventing and Managing Close Military Encounters in Times of Crisis’, Ambassador Vershbow stressed the importance of modernising the Vienna Document on military transparency.
Bratislava welcomes the defence ministers of EU Member States for talks on joint steps in the field of defence policy
Slovak Minister for Defence Peter Gajdoš welcomed his counterparts, the defence ministers of the other EU Member States, to the capital. At the informal meeting of the EU defence ministers, led by the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, the ministers discussed the implementation of the Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) and strengthening co-operation with NATO. They also talked about the EU operations in the Sahel region and Libya with a view to resolving the root causes of illegal migration.
Was Orwell off by 32 years?
An exclusive interview of the Senior editor of Pirmais Biznesa radio (First Business Radio) in Riga, Latvia Mr. Aris Jansons
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with EU Defence Ministers in Bratislava on Tuesday (27 September 2016) to discuss stronger cooperation between the European Union and NATO, and shared security challenges. He stressed the importance of implementing the Joint NATO-EU Declaration, signed in the margins of the Warsaw Summit, which gives new substance to the partnership between NATO and the EU.
Over the past two years, the Russian military and the Western NATO military alliance have watched each other along the dividing lines of Eastern Europe. With each side suspicious of the other’s intent, deployments have been matched by deployments.