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Tirana, Thursday 26 May 2016 – The July summit of NATO heads of state and government tops the agenda as lawmakers from member countries of the political and military alliance meet in Albania this week. Just 6 weeks ahead of the summit, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session, hosted for the first time by the Albanian Parliament, will review how NATO is responding to the range of challenges confronting allies and emanating from, among others, Russia, terrorism, the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria, mass migration and the proliferation of missiles and weapons of mass destruction.
Washington D.C./Chicago/Brussels, 20 May 2016 - NATO confronts an array of serious challenges on both its Southern and Eastern flanks, and Europe and North America should use the Warsaw Summit to demonstrate their unity of purpose and solidarity. This was the central message that John Heffern, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, James J. Townsend, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, as well as several independent analysts delivered to a delegation of NATO parliamentarians visiting Washington and Chicago from May 9-13.
Tallinn, 13 May 2016 – Members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee (DSC) visited Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia in a pre-Summit demonstration of solidarity with their colleagues in the region. As Xavier Pintat, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Future Security and Defence Capabilities (DSCFC), stressed: “This is a mission to show not only solidarity with our peers in the region, but also to understand the unique security challenges they face along the eastern flank of the Alliance.” Pintat led the delegation of parliamentarians representing eight different Allied countries through the Alliance’s entire Baltic region from 9-13 May.
Brussels/Tirana, 18 April 2016 - The Parliament of Albania will host the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Spring Session from Friday 27 to Monday 30 May 2016. The Session will bring together in Tirana some 260 parliamentarians from the 28 NATO member countries from North America and Europe as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss current international security issues and the reports prepared by the Assembly’s Committees.
Strasbourg, 29 April 2016 - PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki today welcomed the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) Roberto Montella and his counterpart from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), David Hobbs, for the latest in regular consultations between the three Secretaries General.