Jens Stoltenberg
Defence

Stoltenberg rejects claims of NATO warmongering in Baltics

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has strongly rejected comments from Germany’s foreign minister that accused the alliance of “warmongering”.

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US Generol Philip Breedlove and German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen
Defence

NATO endorses plans to deploy additional forces in Eastern Europe

Defence ministers of NATO countries on Wednesday endorsed plans to step up the Alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe in response to Russia‘s actions, Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas said. […]

Georgia
Opinion

Reforms needed to put Georgia on European track

Bringing Georgia closer to European but also Atlantic institutional structures continued to be one of Lithuania’s most important foreign policy objectives this year. Despite Russia’s creeping occupation efforts over the summer and the ramping up of its massive anti-Western propaganda machine, the small South Caucasus country is still firmly resolved to follow the Euro-Atlantic course. […]

Jens Stoltenberg, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Juozas Olekas
Defence

Lithuanian defence minster: NATO headquarters one more step strengthening security of whole Alliance

“The Establishment of a NATO headquarters in Lithuania and six other Allies testifies that NATO is taking all necessary steps to provide security to its member states and to be prepared to implement the tasks necessary to deter anyone attempting on the security and territorial integrity of any of the Allies,” the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas said at the inauguration of the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius on 3 September. […]

Jens Stoltenberg and Dalia Grybauskaitė
Defence

NATO secretary general and Lithuanian president to open NFIU in Vilnius

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Thursday officially announce the opening of the NATO Force Integration Units (NFIU) in Lithuania and five other Central and Eastern European countries that want greater NATO presence in the region to deter Russia. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

Lithuanian president: NATO reacts adequately to changing situation

NATO‘s decision to increase its Response Force capability to up to 40,000 troops and set up headquarters in six Eastern European countries shows that NATO is capable of responding adequately to the changing security situation and making swift decisions, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says. […]