Posts tagged as Alliance

Estonian formin reaffirms close alliance in phone call with Danish counterpart

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In a telephone conversation with his Danish counterpart Anders Samuelsen, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu reaffirmed the strong alliance between the two countries. “We greatly appreciate our strong friendship with Denmark; cooperation between our two countries is efficient in NATO as well as the EU,” Reinsalu said according to spokespeople. “The security of Europe is our common objective and we can achieve it only by joint action. We are grateful to…

French, German Euroskeptics plot alliance

By Philip Kaleta on Saturday, January 26, 2019

It’s the Treaty of Aachen for Euroskeptics. While Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel pledge greater cooperation and more European integration, the far right in France and Germany are moving toward an alliance of their own. Although France’s National Rally (RN) and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) oppose more power for the EU, they have not been best friends up until now. They belong to different groups in the European Parliament and…

Small Baltic battalions for a big war

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, January 21, 2019

Allies implemented the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO’s forward presence in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) and to develop presence in the Black Sea region. In general, the Alliance has decided to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. Officially, it was aimed to demonstrate, as part of an overall posture, allies’ solidarity, determination, and ability to act by triggering an immediate mutual…

NATO Chief lists benefits of alliance to the security of the United States

By George Allison on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in the US last week. The NATO chief spoke at the Heritage Foundation following talks with US security officials. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of the nearly 70-year-old organisation to America. The alliance has guaranteed peace and stability in Europe since it was founded in…

NATO provokes the military crisis in The Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 27, 2018

As we know, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill last week. This document contains the provision for changing the mandate of the NATO policing mission in the Baltic States. Perhaps, the Balts have persuaded Washington to replace the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission with an air defense mission. As there are two airfields for NATO air police mission in the Baltic States, which can be…

NATO’s misfired weaponry or airstrikes on the Baltic countries

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 launched an AMRAAM-type air-to-air missile over Estonian territory Tuesday afternoon. All the Estonians are very shocked. The incident occurred on Aug. 7, 2018 at around 3:44 PM local time in the Pangodi area of Estonia’s Tartu County, which is situated less than 50 miles west to the country’s border with Russia. The rocket is being searched by helicopters. The Estonian army has started a large-scale…

Russia threatens counter-measures if Finland and Sweden join NATO

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia would react if Finland and Sweden joined Nato. In his speech at the Defence Ministry, he said more Nato planes in eastern Europe and hybrid threat centres in Finland, Estonia, Poland, Germany and France were evidence of deeper defence co-operation. Finland’s defence policy has been founded on the idea of keeping the ‘Nato option’ open, without formally applying to join…

Denmark signs up for two new military alliances in “Signal to Trump”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Scandinavian nation is about to join both the French-led European Intervention Initiative (EI2) and the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), which the Danish foreign minister ventured was a signal of European unity to US President Donald Trump. Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen has announced that Denmark is proud to become part of the French-led defense initiative EI2, an act that signals Europe’s intention to become more self-reliant in military matters and allows…

R.Karoblis invites NATO to speed up the decision regarding the headquarters near eastern borders of the Alliance

Monday, June 11, 2018

“The Alliance has achieved quite a lot on stronger deterrence and defence since the Warsaw Summit but we have to make sure the launched security initiatives are continued and their implementation is accelerated,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said at the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels on June 7. He stressed that the speed of decision-making is one of the key conditions of efficient collective defence and therefore…

US Begins Deploying Troops, Equipment to Eastern Europe

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Operation Atlantic Resolve aims to boost NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States after the eruption of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014, with Western countries using alleged Russian interference in Ukraine’s affairs as a pretext. The US Army Europe has started deploying its heavy military vehicles to strategic locations in Eastern Europe and the Baltics as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, according to the Defense News website.…