Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS "Helge Ingstad" collides with a Maltese oil tanker in the Hjeltefjorden while returning from NATO military exercises, prompting the evacuation of all 137 crew members. Seven sailors were injured in the collision.
Norway evacuates a frigate after it collides with an oil tanker, leaving eight people lightly injured.
Twenty-three European Union countries sign a defence integration pact known as the Permanent Structured Cooperation. NATO members Denmark, Portugal and the United Kingdom (withdrawal from EU underway), and non-NATO members Malta and Ireland, opt out. 2017-11-13 (Context: Maltese, NATO)
A NATO spokesperson confirms Brigadier General Jeffrey D. Smiley as the American wounded by gunfire three days earlier during the attack in which Abdul Raziq Achakzai was assassinated. 2018-10-21 (Context: NATO)
A referendum is held in the Republic of Macedonia on whether to change the country's name in order to join NATO and the EU. 2018-09-30 (Context: NATO)
Spain, Portugal, France, Germany and Luxembourg agree to take in 141 migrants, 67 of them unaccompanied children, who were rescued on Friday by the MV "Aquarius"; Malta allows the ship to dock. 2018-08-14 (Context: Maltese)
Malta detains German migrant rescue boat MV "Sea Watch 3", which had been docked in Valletta for repairs, as it attempts to head into the Mediterranean Sea to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast. 2018-07-2 (Context: Maltese)