Jens Stoltenberg

NATO: Libya has requested support on defence and security

Libya has requested NATO expertise for building up the country's defence and security institutions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday during a meeting of the military alliance's defence ministers.

Trump expresses 'strong support for NATO' in call with Stoltenberg

US President Donald Trump expressed "strong support for NATO" and discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine in a Sunday telephone call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

NATO secretary general: Strong institutions best protection from Russia's influence in Balkans

NATO is aware of Russia's attempts to spread its strategic influence to the Balkans and the best protection from meddling in interior affairs of countries in the region is to advance their democratic institutions and capacities for coping with security challenges, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Sarajevo on Thursday.

Ukraine 'absolutely satisfied' with US support on Crimea

Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN said Wednesday that he was "absolutely satisfied" with the support of the US on the issue of Crimea.

NATO urges Russia to end Ukraine conflict as fighting surges

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia on Wednesday to "use its considerable influence over the separatists to bring the violence to an end" in eastern Ukraine.

Stoltenberg is "absolutely certain" Trump will be committed to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is "absolutely certain" that US President Donald Trump will be "fully committed" to the alliance, he said on Tuesday following a phone call with US Defence Secretary James Mattis.

NATO a boon to US and Europe, Stoltenberg tells Trump

NATO is "as good for the United States as it is for Europe," said Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance's secretary general, on Friday as he congratulated US President Donald Trump on his inauguration.

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 regretted the innocent victims killed in the air strikes.

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 US president-elect Donald Trump.

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 its role unless European allies increase defence spending.

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 Tuesday.

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 talks in Brussels between ambassadors from the two sides.

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 states, Stoltenberg was quoted as saying.

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 triggered by Moscow's controversial annexation of Crimea.

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 hiatus due to Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

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.

Stoltenberg praises Monteengro for great progress

Stoltenberg also said he expected NATO foreign ministers to sign Montenegro's accession protocol during a ministerial meeting set for 19-20 May in NATO headquarters in Brussels..

NATO chief calls Russian jet flyovers "unsafe and unprofessional"

Low-altitude passes made by Russian fighter jets this week over a US military ship in the Baltic Sea were "unsafe and unprofessional," NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says.

NATO agrees mission to curb migration, EU ministers mull next steps

Migrants rescued by NATO vessels in the Aegean Sea will be returned to Turkey, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said early Thursday after the military alliance finalized an operation to monitor the smuggling networks that help people reach Greece.

Stoltenberg, Lavrov fail to convene meeting of NATO-Russia Council

Representatives of NATO and Russia have tried and failed to resume formal talks through a council that has been largely inactive since 2014, when Moscow occupied and annexed parts of neighbouring Ukraine.

NATO steps up military presence in eastern Europe

NATO defence ministers agreed in Brussels on Wednesday to increase the alliance's presence in eastern Europe but without setting up new military bases, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

NATO agrees to boost eastern flank against Russian threat

NATO took the first step Wednesday to boost its deterrence against Russian aggression in the east of the alliance, as it seeks to juggle what Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the "most challenging" security threats in a generation.

NATO to bolster its deterrence against perceived Russian threat

NATO defence ministers are expected to approve plans to bolster the alliance along its eastern flank, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, in a move aimed at countering the perceived threat from Russia.

NATO ministers to approve stronger deterrence against Russian threat

NATO defence ministers are expected to approve plans to bolster the alliance along its eastern flank, says Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, a move aimed at countering the perceived threat from Russia.

EU: New unity government needed to oust Islamic State from Libya

Libya needs a government of national unity to have the best chance of defeating the Islamic State extremist group, the European Union's top diplomat said Friday

Russia rejects NATO's allegation of "undermining" Syria peace talks

The Kremlin on Friday promptly rejected an allegation by NATO's secretary general that intense Russian airstrikes in Syria had derailed peace negotiations between the government and opposition groups.

NATO chief says Montenegro to join alliance very soon

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, US General Philip Breedlove, said during a visit to Podgorica on Wednesday he was confident that Montenegro would become a new member of the alliance "very soon".

Kacin says Montenegro's NATO entry talks to last 1-3 months

Slovenian Ambassador to NATO Jelko Kacin has said that Montenegro's NATO accession talks could last between one and three months, after which the ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Montenegro could be launched as the next and final stage of integration.

NATO: Europe defence spending fell again in 2015, but trend changing

European NATO members once again trimmed their defence spending on average in 2015, but less so than in previous years, the military alliance said Thursday amid enduring tensions with Russia.

NATO chief slams North Korea nuclear test, "inflammatory" rhetoric

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg criticizes Noth Korea's announced nuclear test, saying it "undermines regional and international security" and is in "clear breach" of UN Security Council resolutions.

NATO to remove flight restrictions in Serbia's air space

Vucic said that it was very important to ease tension at the lower levels of air space over Kosovo because Belgrade wanted Serbian aircraft to be able to land in Pristina.