Secretary General visits Norway and addresses NATO parliamentarians
On 25-26 May 2009 the Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, paid a farewell visit to Oslo. He held meetings with Prime Minister Stoltenberg, Foreign Minister Støre and Defence Minister Strøm-Erichsen. He was also received by His Majesty King Harald V.
25 May 2009
NATO Task Force disrupts pirate attack
A Canadian frigate participating in NATO’s Operation Allied Protector off the coast of Somalia boarded two pirate skiffs on 24 May. A search of the vessels resulted in the seizure a significant stock of piracy equipment including arms and ammunition.
14-26 May 2009
NATO sponsors cultural diplomacy in the Balkans
With the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, the Estonian NGO KinoBuss travelled throughout southeastern Europe from 14 to 26 May, teaching hands-on animation techniques and digital filmmaking to youngsters in the region.
19-31 May 2009
Training to make a difference in NATO Response Force operations
Steadfast Juncture 09, a major NATO Response Force (NRF) certification exercise, is being held from 19 to 31 May at various locations in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway and Portugal simultaneously. The exercise is designed to train, validate and certify NATO´s Joint Command Lisbon to assume responsibility of the NRF from July 2009 to January 2010.
2-5 June 2009
Annual meeting of the Committee on Women in NATO forces
Life at sea can be both a challenging, yet rewarding experience. For many, the cramped living space, tight stairwells and round-the-clock activity can make for long, difficult days, compensated by the satisfaction of serving one’s country and unique travel opportunities. Now imagine how different your shipboard experience would be if all the signs and instructions were in a foreign language…