Finland’s government sends NATO accession bill to Parliament

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto signs a petition for NATO membership application in Helsinki, May 17, 2022. (ANNTI AIMO-KOIVISTO / LEHTIKUVA VIA AP) HELSINKI — Following its emergency meeting on Monday, the government of Finland submitted to Parliament a draft proposal on the country's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). However, the speaker […]

Türkiye urged to ratify Finland and Sweden’s NATO applications

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (right) and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (left) address a press conference after their meeting at The Foreign Ministry in Istanbul, on Nov 3, 2022. (OZAN KOSE / AFP) ISTANBUL – Sweden and Finland have fulfilled their obligations to Türkiye and should be allowed entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization […]

NATO brings reserve troops to Kosovo for training amid fears of unrest

CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo – NATO has brought in reserve troops assigned to its KFOR peacekeeping mission to Kosovo for training, one of the mission commanders said, as a deadline approaches in a spat between the Serbian minority and the government that may spark fresh unrest. KFOR's regional commander east, Colonel Christopher Samulski, told reporters the […]

Ukraine joins NATO’s program of technological cooperation

Apartment buildings damaged during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces stand in Severodonetsk, in the territory which is under control of the Government of the Luhansk People's Republic, in eastern Ukraine, July 12, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) KYIV – Ukraine has become an associate member of the Multilateral Interoperability Program (MIP), which coordinates technological cooperation […]

NATO bulks up in major overhaul

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrives for a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 15, 2022. (OLIVIER MATTHYS / AP) NATO will dramatically increase the ranks of its high-readiness forces from 40,000 to 300,000 as part of the biggest overhaul of its collective deterrence and defense since the Cold War, the trans-Atlantic alliance's […]