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Although the reference to Schengen free movement agreements suggests the contrary, this “military Schengen” is not a European project but something Nato wanted. The aim of this Military Schengen is not to give the armies of EU member states a free pass to roam about EU territory without red tape being ...
President Petro Poroshenko has already made several missteps by proclaiming Ukraine's MAP aspiration, reaching NATO membership criteria by 2020, as well as plans to ... Ukraine's efforts to deliver on reforms, on the other hand, have not built a good reputation for the country among NATO members.

NATO member states offered Ukraine assistance in protecting the electronic network of the Central Election Commission from possible Russian cyberattacks during the elections set to be held in 2019, according to Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna ...
But nuclear deterrence only partially addresses NATO members' shared concerns about Russian behavior, especially in light of Moscow's growing ... Instead of deploying additional forces, they want NATO to focus on increasing the resilience of member states against Russian nonkinetic operations and to ...
NATO began with 12 members — all allied, fearful of Russia. ... The last member pressured to join was Montenegro — recently, just last June. ... With NATO military exercises on the Polish-Russian border and naval exercises in the Baltic — can't anyone see why Russia might be provoked to send its own ...
The poll, conducted by the Institute for European Affairs NGO, also showed that 62 percent of citizens would not accept NATO's apology for the 1999 aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SRJ). A majority of them are Belgraders and residents of the Western Serbia and Sumadija regions, ...

That coalition might consist mainly of NATO members, but it would not formally be an alliance action. For both the EU and NATO, membership has to matter. But as prospective scenarios in the UK and Sweden show, both organizations would be strategically and politically wise to consider together how far ...
Our goal is to become a member of the Alliance in the next 10 years," he told Hamburger Abendblatt, which is part of the Funke Media Group, the presidential press service said. ... "Ukraine seeks to meet all the criteria for membership in NATO and the EU as soon as possible," the president said.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says Macedonia has always been strictly in favor of NATO membership. ... prime minister also said that since becoming an independent state in the 1990s, his country has been "strictly defined in favor of NATO membership, and has full support from Macedonian citizens for this."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reiterated that Kyiv is seeking a Membership Action Plan (MAP), a formal step toward joining NATO. ... where, with reference to Article 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty, I officially [set out] Ukraine's aspirations to become a member of the Alliance," Poroshenko wrote.
The actual NATO member contributions are their contributions to the NATO budget. The members always meet their quotas for their contributions to NATO. The US quota share is disproportionately low, not disproportionately high. The U.S. pays about 22%, despite having more than 40% of alliance GDP; ...
Article 5 says an attack on one member is considered an attack on all members, which is why Moscow strongly opposes the NATO ambitions of Georgia in particular. "Many are worried that Georgia's NATO membership will mean automatic war with Russia over the occupied regions," said Luke Coffey, the ...
According to Aslan "NATO has failed in coordinating the security priorities of its member states and left Turkey alone in its fight against terrorist ... For Aslan, this attitude was most explicit when NATO members in the EU left Turkey alone during “unfair sovereignty violations by Greece and Greek Cypriot ...
Canadian Army soldiers attack during Silver Arrow 2017, the multinational military drills involving eleven NATO member countries in Adazi, Latvia October 29, 2017. Reuters. Putin's speech, aimed to showcase Russia's ability to strike back at NATO allies and even reach outer space, demonstrates that ...
Mr. Trump has ratcheted up the public pressure, and NATO members are now spending more in real terms. By 2024, NATO says, at least 15 of its 29 member nations are expected to hit the collective goal of spending at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. That would be short of the ...
NATO's Turkey parliamentary assembly head on Sunday marked 66 years of being part of the military alliance. Ahmet Berat Conkar said it was important to develop "dialogue and co-operation in order to eliminate threats and turn challenges into opportunities". "We need to work harder than ever to equip ...
The Saab Swordfish — based on a Bombardier Global 6000 body — would likely be another contender for the potential maritime surveillance aircraft buy from NATO allies. The company has marketed the plane as having four “NATO-compatible hardpoints” that can accommodate up to six lightweight ...

NATO has set a goal of each member spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, but until recently only a few of NATO's 29 members met that target. Stoltenberg said that in 2014, only three allies met the goal, but the number has increased to eight this year. The increase in the last four ...
The alliance is set to announce next week that members have increased their military spending in Europe, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. But more than half of NATO members have not made plans to increase military spending to 2 percent of their gross domestic product. Member states agreed in ...
WARSAW, Poland — The Czech Republic's defense minister says the country may acquire new self-propelled howitzers made by a NATO member state. ... Slechtova said the howitzers “do not comply with NATO standards regarding their range and caliber” and that “this does not justify the performance of a ...
Since relations with Israel grew frosty, Turkey, has appeared to treat its NATO membership with disdain. ... to Russia for the purchase of two S-400 air defense batteries strengthens Russia's standing in the Middle East but predict Turkey is likely to remain a nominal NATO member for the foreseeable future.
Interestingly, the plea came after a dialogue among global defense leaders at the conference about whether Ukraine might ever become a NATO member. That prospect of Ukraine acceptance into NATO has been something of a quagmire for allies — reasonable on its face, but also bringing with it political ...
The Saab Swordfish — based on a Bombardier Global 6000 body — would likely be another contender for the potential maritime surveillance aircraft buy from NATO allies. The company has marketed the plane as having four “NATO-compatible hardpoints” that can accommodate up to six lightweight ...
NATO nations hope to add another airborne capability through a new fleet of A330 multirole air-to-air refueling aircraft through a joint cost-sharing program. As with the AWACS fleet, the idea for the tanker aircraft is to pool resources to procure a high-end capability for NATO members who otherwise would ...
The tenders have great potential, but NATO member countries have the right to ask that bids be restricted to defense businesses operating in NATO countries. Israel, which is not ... It is assumed that most of the tenders to be opened to Israeli companies will come from small NATO members, not from the US.
BRUSSELS – By 2024, already 15 NATO member states will spend over two percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) and more on defense, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “During three years we are seeing an increasing in spending on defense across the entire specture of ...
Then members decided on “out-of-area” activities, that is, fighting wars everywhere but in NATO-Europe. Recently the transatlantic alliance shifted back to containing Russia because of the latter's military action against non-NATO members. Yet the effort has generated little enthusiasm among members ...
Long-standing US demands for NATO member nations to all spend at a bare minimum 2 percent of their GDP on their militaries don't seem to be panning out, with only a minority of NATO nations, even counting the ones who were already spending that much, having any intention of doing so in the future.
The alliance is set to announce next week that members have increased their military spending in Europe, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. But more than half of NATO members have not made plans to increase military spending to 2 percent of their gross domestic product. Member states agreed in ...
In a demonstrative snub to NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin has named an aviation regiment of the Russian Air Force “Tallinn” after the capital of neighbouring NATO and EU- member Estonia. The decree signed says the naming of the 23rd Fighter Aviation Regiment was decided in order “to ...
A fall in the defense spending-to-GDP ratio is certain to unnerve NATO and the United States, said Anniken Huitfeldt, a lawmaker and the Labor ... The Western alliance wants member nations to reach the 2 percent level by 2024. ... We have been actively looking to draw closer to NATO's 2 percent target.
The relationship between Estonia and the President Donald Trump administration is solid, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas told CNBC at the World Economic Forum on Friday, countering doubts over the current U.S. government's commitment to its NATO ally. Asked if Trump has been a dedicated friend ...
Though a longtime NATO member, Turkey is defying the U.S. and attacking a stronghold in the north held by Syrian Kurdish fighters, the same fighters who, with ... Moscow is capitalizing on the discord between the U.S. and Turkey over the Kurds to cozy up to a member of NATO, an alliance the Kremlin still ...
President Donald Trump appeared to take a dig at NATO and his allies in the battle against rogue states like North Korea. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Devos, Switzerland, the American President promised to invest in the American military to ensure the protection of US citizens from Kim ...
Gottemoeller previewed the alliance's summit, to be held in Brussels in July. “We will be bringing together the heads of state and government of all of the NATO member countries,” she said. “[Turkish] President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan will be there meeting at that high level to discuss where we go from here ...
The recent Turkish incursion into Syria to fight the Kurds, who Turkey believes pose an existential terrorist threat, is only the latest point of conflict among alliance members. Despite strong protests from NATO allies, Turkey recently finalized a deal for Russia's S-400 surface-to-air defense system in favor of ...
"NATO is now setting its agenda on new [potential] members. Both the Balkans and other countries are considered. So now, if Ukraine fails to show concrete progress, we will once again remain beyond this circle of countries that are considered potential candidates for NATO membership," Zerkal said.
In 1952, Turkey was a crucial member in good standing while Estonia was part of the Soviet Union. In 2018, Estonia is a member in good standing while Turkey is behaving as a belligerent. No one ... NATO is only denying that Turkey's membership is in question, which is another way of saying it is. Anyway ...
Nevertheless, the preliminary coalition deal struck last week by the chancellor's conservative bloc and the Social Democrats (SPD) appears to do little to appease NATO officials or the US president. The would-be coalition's blueprint foresees a military budget of €42.4 billion ($52 billion) in 2021, up from ...
“The draft law is aimed at Ukraine's membership in both the EU and NATO, which must be an unconditional security guarantee of our state's sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the President said. As reported, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) supported the bill on Ukraine's national ...
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Macedonia to solve its 27-year-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the name of the former Yugoslav republic, and proceed with reforms if it wants to join the Western military alliance. Addressing Macedonia's parliament in Skopje, Stoltenberg said ...
Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, speaks to members of U.S. European Command about his four command priorities at Patch ... STUTTGART Germany — NATO's military edge over Russia could soon be threatened if allies fail to keep adapting, the alliance's top general warned on ...
The director of the center, Merle Maigre, wrote in a press release that they welcome Japan's decision to join as a partner state. "This is a status that is open to countries that are not members of NATO. Japan is one of NATO's key partners outside the Euro-Atlantic area, and is also a world-renowned leader in ...
While the movement of the Paladins was part of routine exercises, the bureaucratic complications that held them up does underscore logistical challenges that the US Army and other NATO members face when operating in Europe, which could hinder them when responding to a crisis or during mobilization ...
That's why I am proposing that a code of good conduct be defined by the permanent members of the Security Council, and that in the event of a mass ... NATO would have us believe that it's not only bringing enlightenment to backward societies but also to us, NATO member-state citizens, by informing us ...
Appathurai told Georgian Public Broadcaster's First Channel that NATO will continue working on bringing aspiring countries further into the fold of the alliance. Georgia already has all the mechanisms needed for NATO membership… The alliance has positively assessed Georgian reforms. NATO-member ...
Chezmezov said Moscow was expected to begin the first deliveries in March 2020 and that Turkey was the first NATO member state to acquire the advanced S-400 missile system. Earlier on Friday, Turkish newspapers cited Erdogan as saying Turkey would borrow in the Russian currency in a loan deal ...
More than half of respondents, 53 percent, polled by Taloustutkimus for Yle believe that Finland should not become a member of NATO. Only 19 percent of respondents said yes to Finnish membership in the alliance. This figure has fallen noticeably compared to corresponding polls in 2015 and 2014.
WARSAW, Poland — The Czech Republic's defense minister says the country may acquire new self-propelled howitzers made by a NATO member state. ... Slechtova said the howitzers “do not comply with NATO standards regarding their range and caliber” and that “this does not justify the performance of a ...
The risk that an armed conflict will break out between Russia and European NATO members has increased over the past year thanks to the erosion of arms-control agreements and tensions over military exercises, according to the annual Munich Security Report. The report, released Thursday before the ...


 

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