Jens Stoltenberg

NATO strikes against Serbia were aimed at protecting civilians, says Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Wednesday, saying afterwards that NATO attacked Serbia in 1999 to protect civilians and...

After call with Trump, NATO chief urges Europe to up defence spending

European members of NATO must meet their commitments to spend 2 per cent of their GDP on defence budgets, the head of the military alliance said Monday, after recently speaking by telephone with...

NATO chief: Turkish alliance soldiers seeking asylum in other nations

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Turkish soldiers in the military alliance have sought asylum in other countries amid a government crackdown following an attempted coup....

Trump stands by NATO, alliance head says after phone call

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with Donald Trump by phone on Friday, thanking the US president-elect for raising the issue of defence spending during his election campaign.

NATO will remain "bedrock" of security, Stoltenberg says

NATO will continue to provide a "bedrock" of security, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg predicted Tuesday, playing down warnings by US president-elect Donald Trump that Washington may scale back...

NATO has launched anti-Islamic State surveillance flights

NATO has begun operating surveillance flights in support of the international coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group in Syria and Iraq, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg announced...

NATO, EU leaders: Door for dialogue with Russia remains open

The heads of NATO, the European Council and the European Parliament said Monday they remain committed to taking a hard line against Russia but that the door for dialogue remains open.

Russia ready to pursue air safety measures over Baltic Sea, NATO says

Russia is ready to implement air safety measures over the Baltic Sea, which has seen some close encounters between Russian fighter jets and US vessels, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says, after...

No "new Cold War," NATO says as it prepares Eastern Europe deployment

NATO leaders were preparing Friday to clear the way for the military alliance to deploy more troops in Eastern Europe, while insisting that it is not gunning for conflict with Russia.

NATO to seek new meeting with Russia "shortly after" Warsaw summit

NATO would like to hold a new round of talks with Russia in the wake of its summit in Warsaw this week, which is expected to ratchet up tensions with Moscow.

Stoltenberg says Montenegro's NATO accession nothing to do with Russia

It is the basic right of every independent country to choose its path, including the security agreements it wants to be involved in, so this is a matter between Montenegro and NATO's 28 member...

Stoltenberg: NATO to deploy four battalions to Poland, Baltic states

NATO is set to deploy four battalions to Poland and the Baltic States as part of its response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the chief of the Western military alliance said Monday.

Profound differences with Russia remain, NATO chief says after talks

NATO and Russia still have "profound" disagreements, the head of the military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, said Wednesday, after ambassadors from both sides met following an almost two-year hiatus...

NATO: "Profound" disagreements remain with Russia after frank talks

NATO and Russia still have "profound and persistent" disagreements, the head of the military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, says after ambassadors from both sides met following an almost two-year...

NATO, Russian ambassadors to hold first talks in nearly two years

NATO ambassadors were set Wednesday to resume talks with their Russian counterpart, ending a nearly two-year hiatus that followed the controversial Russian annexation of Crimea.