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- In Brussels, an accession protocol for joining NATO was signed between Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO and Nikola Dimitrov, foreign minister of the Republic of Macedonia.
- In Brussels, an accession protocol for joining NATO is signed between Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, and Nikola Dimitrov, foreign minister of the Republic of Macedonia.
NATO reopens informal talks with Russia for the first time in nearly two years. According to the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg "NATO and Russia have profound and persistent disagreements, today’s meeting did not change that."
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO will double its high-readiness force to 40,000, and may send ground troops to Turkey as a result of the escalation of Russian military activities in Syria, including violations of Turkish airspace.
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.
NATO formally invites Macedonia to begin membership talks to join the organization.
The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg says that the military alliance plans on sending four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in order to boost their defense. However, Stoltenberg said that the battalions will only be deployed on a rotational basis instead of being based permanently.