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25 Aug. 2017

Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Austria

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visited Austria on 23-24 August 2017. During his visit, Lieutenant General Broeks met with General Othmar Commenda, Chief of Defence Staff and held meetings with high-ranking Austrian officials. The Director General also visited the Theresia Military Academy and the Jagdkommando (SF) training site Felixdorf.

25 Aug. 2017

Hurricane Harvey

On 25 August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. As remnants of Harvey continue to affect Texas and Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to mobilize thousands of personnel and resources to support state, local and tribal efforts throughout the region. EADRCC is in contact with U.S authorities and will issue updates as available.

25 Aug. 2017

Secretary General praises Poland’s contributions to the Alliance, visits NATO battlegroup

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Poland for making important contributions to the Alliance during a visit to Warsaw on Friday (25 August 2017). He highlighted Poland’s contributions to NATO operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo, training in Iraq, and thanked Poland for hosting key NATO commands and capabilities. Mr. Stoltenberg also welcomed Poland’s leadership on defence spending, by meeting the NATO benchmark of investing 2% of GDP in defence.

24 Aug. 2017

Secretary General in Italy: NATO exists to defend peace

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined NATO’s crucial role in preserving peace and stability in a keynote address at the Rimini Meeting in Italy on Thursday (24 August 2017). The Secretary General delivered his remarks at a session titled: “From North to South: Defence and Peace in the World”, alongside Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and Secretary of State Nicola Renzi of San Marino.

22 Aug. 2017

Forest and wild fires in Georgia - Request for assistance and situation reports

A major forest fire started near Daba village, Borjomi Municipality (Georgia) on 20 August at 14:00. The mountainous terrain and strong winds makes it extremely difficult to bring the fire under control. Situation is critical. The affected area covers about 35 hectares of forest. On 22 August 2017, EADRCC received a request for assistance from Georgia regarding these forest and wild fires.

22 Aug. 2017

NATO Secretary General welcomes new US South Asia strategy

I welcome President Trump’s new, conditions-based approach to Afghanistan and the region. NATO remains fully committed to Afghanistan and I am looking forward to discussing the way ahead with Secretary Mattis and our Allies and international partners.

18 Aug. 2017

NATO-funded Serbian researchers develop biofuel from algae

Eight Serbian scientists are leading a research project to develop the commercial production of biofuel from algae. The pioneering project is supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and is carried out by Belgrade’s Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in cooperation with Manchester University in the United Kingdom and Baylor University in the United States.

10 Aug. 2017

NATO Commander pays tribute to Afghanistan’s team heading to the Invictus Games

A torch lighting ceremony has been held in Kabul to honour Afghanistan’s team due to participate in the Invictus Games in Toronto (23 – 30 September 2017). The team of seven will compete with injured military personnel from around the world. The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission, General John W. Nicholson, said the team of Afghans “represent a better future.”

10 Aug. 2017

Statement by Acting NATO Spokesperson Dylan White on a visit to Konya airbase

NATO is making good progress in facilitating a prospective visit of German parliamentarians to Turkey's Konya airbase on 8 September 2017.

4 Aug. 2017

NATO helps Iraq boost civil-military cooperation in dealing with terrorist challenges

NATO and Iraq have taken another step to enhance coordination amongst different Iraqi military and civilian entities.

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