Posts tagged as Nordics

Nordics and Baltics call for release of political prisoners in Belarus

Friday, September 4, 2020

The delegations of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden (NB8) on September 4 submitted a joint statement to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (EPPA) on the situation in Belarus after the presidential election, offering strong support to democratic forces and calling for action from the Council of Europe. “We call on the governments of the member states of the Council of Europe to support democratic reforms and…

EU to stage war games to prepare for hybrid threats

Thursday, June 27, 2019

European Union ministers will take part in joint war games over coming months to better prepare the bloc for a range of attacks, from cyberattacks to disinformation campaigns. Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said Thursday that interior and finance ministers from the 28-country bloc will be tasked to respond to fictional scenarios during meetings in Helsinki in July and September. By being able to respond, they will be able to…

Largest NATO military maneuvers begin in Nordics, Baltic Sea

Thursday, October 25, 2018

NATO defensive drill, described as its largest military maneuvers since 1980s were launched on Thursday in Norway. The 29-member alliance reasoned that the goal of the drill was to improve military readiness to respond to any threat from any direction, but Russia described the training itself as a threat. According to NATO, the exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway, the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, simulates the defence of…