Posts tagged as Nato countries

Defender Europe 2020 can not be cancelled due to coronavirus

By Vitaliy Timoschuk on Friday, March 13, 2020

Corona virus – more then 100,000 infected around the world, six countries where tourists are prohibited from traveling and 17, which are recommended to be avoided. “Defender Europe 2020” – 40,000 participants from 17 NATO countries (and Georgia). One would like to ask: who will win? And soon we can check it out. Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak has already announced the existence of a secret document “The use…

Baltic countries among 7 NATO members that hit defense spending target in 2018

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Seven of 29 NATO countries, including the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, hit the alliance’s defense spending target in 2018, AFP news agency reported. Apart from the United States, six members hit the target of spending two percent of GDP on defense in 2018: Britain, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against European alliance members for not spending enough on their…

Lithuanian president to visit Slovakia, Austria for talks on NATO summit, energy security

Monday, February 25, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will this week visit Slovakia and Austria to discuss preparations for the next NATO summit and energy security issues. Grybauskaite will take part in a summit of eastern NATO countries, referred to as the Bucharest Nine, in the Slovakian city of Kosice on Thursday, her press service said on Monday. The Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian presidents and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will discuss preparations…

NATO moves to combat Russian hybrid warfare

Monday, October 1, 2018

Russia is disturbing the peace, and NATO countries must combat its hybrid strategy, the alliance’s supreme allied U.S. European Command Commander Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti. Scaparrotti said Russia already is a competitor that operates in domains “particularly below the level of war,” the general said, but in an aggressive way, noting that the Russians use cyber activity, social media, disinformation campaigns and troop exercises to threaten and bully other countries. Russia’s…

Trump: Nato states to increase defence funding

Thursday, July 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump says Nato countries have agreed to increase their military spending. Speaking after a two-day summit in Brussels, he said allies had committed to spending more than 2% of their annual output (GDP) on defence budgets. The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others. After the meeting, he said he believed in Nato and it was “presently unnecessary” to…