Riga, 5 April 2014 - The leaders of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly affirmed their support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and withdrew the Russian Parliament’s Associate membership of the Assembly. The NATO PA’s Bureau has been authorised to meet representatives of the Russian Parliament to explain the Assembly’s decision and to discuss options for future dialogue.
Riga, 5 April, 2014 - The Standing Committee marked the handover of the office of Treasurer from Senator Pierre Claude Nolin (Canada) to Mr Marc Angel Luxembourg. Having been at the Assembly’s financial helm for six years – the maximum allowed under the Assembly’s rules - Senator Nolin presented his final report as Treasurer.
31 March 2014 - Georgia remains firmly committed to seeking NATO and the EU membership and expects a meaningful signal of support from the Alliance’s Summit in September. Meanwhile, Armenia’s membership in the CSTO and the decision to join the Customs Union does not preclude genuine co-operation with the Euro-Atlantic structures.
22 March 2014 - NATO parliamentarians, leading officials from throughout the Western Balkans, and key members of the international community gathered in Sarajevo from 18-20 March for the 85th Rose-Roth Seminar. The conference focused on continued efforts to consolidate stability and encourage reforms to establish durable security and democratization in South-Eastern Europe.
At their Summit in Wales in September, NATO Heads of State and Government will reaffirm the crucial transatlantic bond which is and will remain the political bedrock of the North Atlantic Alliance. As NATO prepares for the summit, its Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has launched a broad consultation exercise to garner ideas and proposals for ensuring that the transatlantic bond retains its vitality in a constantly evolving geostrategic environment. The NATO Parliamentary Assembly has been asked to provide the unique perspectives of parliamentarians.