The NATO Parliamentary Assembly, in cooperation with the Assembly of Kosovo, gathered NATO member state and partner parliamentarians in Pristina from 22-24 October to discuss the key dynamics affecting Kosovo and the Western Balkans. Pristina’s determination to continue with domestic reforms and to maintain its constructive dialogue with Belgrade highlighted the weekend, while the specter of persistent socio-economic as well as regional political challenges to further Euro-Atlantic integration reminded assembled participants that much work remains to guarantee the rule of law, essential freedoms for citizens, as well as regional economic integration.
Rome, 26 October 2016 - On 27 and 28 October, a Joint Seminar of the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group (GSM) chaired by Gilbert Le Bris (France) and the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships (PCNP) chaired by Karl A. Lamers (Germany) will be held in Rome, Italy.
Brussels, 15 October 2016 - The NATO Parliamentary Assembly is deeply saddened to announce that José Lello (Portugal), former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, passed away on 14 October 2016.
Florence, 7 October 2016 - As the Alliance faces increased instability in the Euro-Atlantic area and beyond, maintaining advanced defence and security science and technology (S&T) remains vital for the Alliance. This was the main takeaway from a five-day mission to Italy by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Sub-Committee on Technology Trends and Security.
Statement by the UNIC co-chair Hanna Hopko (Ukraine) and acting UNIC co-chair and NATO PA vice-president Sverre Myrli (Norway)
Dnipro, 12 October 2016 – “This meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council (UNIC), held for the first time in Dnipro, comes at a critical juncture. Russia continues to illegally occupy parts of Ukraine and to actively support armed militants in blatant violation of its international obligations. UNIC reaffirmed its full and unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders.
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