Jens Stoltenberg

Orban Backs Rutte for NATO Chief

Hungary has dropped its opposition to Mark Rutte's candidacy for NATO secretary general after a meeting between Rutte and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán during the EU leaders' council in Brussels, as reported by media outlets in the Netherlands, Agence France-Presse, and the Financial Times.

NATO chief seeks costs on China over Russia support

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office at the White House, Monday, June 17, 2024.

NATO's chief called Monday for China to face consequences if it keeps up support to Russia as he trumpeted a sharp increase in allies' defense spending since the invasion of Ukraine.

Global Support Grows for Ukraine as Argentina Joins Defense Contact Group

The NATO-Ukraine Council's meeting in the format of defense ministers, attended by EU representatives, has commenced. Discussions focus on enhancing arms support for Ukraine, particularly in air defense, and addressing challenges such as sabotage, disinformation, and cyber attacks against NATO countries.

NATO Raises Alarm Over Dual Nuclear Threats from Russia and China

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has highlighted growing concerns over nuclear threats from both Russia and China, ahead of a two-day meeting in Brussels with defense ministers from member countries. Stoltenberg pointed out that Russia has escalated nuclear rhetoric in recent months and has reportedly deployed nuclear weapons in Belarus, while also increasing nuclear exercises.

Kremlin Aims to Sway Bulgarian Elections, Says Acting Defense Minister

According to Acting Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov, the Kremlin aims to directly influence the upcoming elections in June. Zapryanov made this statement at the opening of the spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which runs from today until May 27. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to attend the Assembly meeting.

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