‘Biggest threat to NATO is its own inertia’ – former NATO ambassador

The biggest threat to NATO is our own inertness and unwillingness to protect our values, said Kurt Volker, former NATO Ambassador and Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

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Russian Foreign Ministry

Russia says Montenegro’s invitation to NATO is ‘confrontational step’

A new spiral of NATO expansion directly affects Russia‘s interests and provokes a response, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a commentary released on Wednesday over NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to join the alliance. […]

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European Union

Lithuania’s Linkevičius: EU’s enlargement policy is investment in peace and stability in Europe

On 10 November, the European Commission (EC) adopted its annual Enlargement package – a set of documents explaining its policy on EU enlargement. In the set of annual reports, the EC has assessed where Turkey and the countries of the Western Balkans – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo – stand in preparing to meet EU membership requirements. […]

UNWTO General Assembly

Lithuania elected to vice-chair World Tourism Organization’s Commission for Europe

During the 59th meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for Europe, held last Sunday in Medellin, Colombia, Lithuania along with Switzerland and Montenegro were elected to chair the regional commission. […]