Estonia will host one of the world's largest cyber defense exercises in a month. This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.
1000 experts from Europe and North America will participate in the exercise. They are expected to test their ability to protect data networks at national level and within the Alliance.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the government press office reported. "I highly value NATO's role in protecting our security, freedom and democratic values. For us, Bulgaria's national security and defence are ensured only within the framework of NATO's collective defence," Prime Minister Borissov told Stoltenberg.
The United States, along with Turkey, is the "grave digger of NATO", since they have been taking advantage of the alliance exclusively for their own benefit, believes Bundestag deputy and Foreign Policy representative of the parliamentary group Die Linke (The Left) Alexander Neu.
Merkel commented on Emanuel Macron's statement that NATO was undergoing a "brain death."
"NATO remains the cornerstone of our security," Merkel said at a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Berlin.
Stoltenberg also rejected Macron's description of NATO, Reuters reports.
Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a phone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday to discuss, among other things Romania's part in enhancing NATO presence in the Black Sea region.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has advised allied countries to look at the broader picture that depicts the allies as standing together and protecting each other instead of being dwelled on the Turkish military operation into Syria, in remarks after NATO defense ministers had a frank and open discussion over the recent developments in northeastern Syria.