NATO and Partner chiefs of Defence meet at NATO Headquarters
Top military officers of the Alliance's member and Partner nations convene at NATO HQ, Brussels, on 19-20 November 2008, for their Autumn meeting. This is the second of three meetings per year for the NATO Chiefs of Defence, NATO's highest military authority.
18 Nov. 2008
Secretary General addresses NATO Parliamentary Assembly
The NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer addressed today in Valencia (Spain) the 54th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He devoted his speech to NATO's enlargement, relations with Russia, Afghanistan, the Alliance's military transformation and the need to respond to new security threats.
18 Nov. 2008
NATO Naval Armaments Group turns 50
On 18 November 2008, the NATO Naval Armaments Group (NNAG) celebrated its 50th anniversary by organizing a seminar and exhibition. "Navigating innovation", the exhibition "illustrates the important work the NNAG conducts with industry to meet the challenges of today – such as NATO's involvement in anti-piracy deterrence patrols – and the future", said Mr. Peter Flory, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment.
18 Nov. – 3 Dec.
Ukrainian ship joins Operation Active Endeavour
The URS Ternopil
The URS Ternopil, a Ukrainian frigate, has started its second deployment in support of Operation Active Endeavour. It will be conducting surveillance and monitoring activities as part of NATO's maritime counter-terrorist operation in the Mediterranean from 18 November to 3 December.
16 Nov. 2008
NATO Wives Bazaar celebrates 40th anniversary
Mrs De Hoop Scheffer opens the Wives bazaar
The 40th edition of the NATO Wives Bazaar took place on 16 November at the Alliance's Headquarters. The annual Bazaar, organized since 1968, is a charity sale held under the patronage of NATO's Secretary General, NATO's Deputy Secretary General, the Chairman of NATO's Military Committee and their spouses.
13 Nov. 2008
Latest edition of NATO Review focuses on the Balkans
The first video-only edition of the NATO Review is now online. Entitled "The Balkans: quo vadis?", this edition looks at the key security issues in the Balkans, with contributions from people at the centre of the action.