NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Luxembourg 20 May 2013, Care for soldiers wounded in combat is undergoing a revolution, with survivability rates in Afghanistan the highest in history, but as the economic crisis forces defence cuts NATO must maintain these medical skills if it wants to continue to keep as many troops alive, according to a draft report.
Luxembourg 19 May 2013, NATO nations should move quickly to define the Alliance’s role in Afghanistan after the end of its combat mission next year and legislators should begin to prepare public opinion for a long and costly operation to fund Afghan forces following the transition, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly heard Sunday.
Luxembourg 19 May 2013, the economic crisis has shaken trans-Atlantic solidarity and pressured defence budgets but the forced cuts could provide an opportunity to boost cooperation and get greater value for military spending, parliamentarians and experts from NATO nations said on Sunday.
Luxembourg 19 May 2013, NATO has a fleeting opportunity to come to the aid of strife-torn Mali, parliamentarians from NATO nations and experts warned Sunday. Possible measures to help stabilize Mali included officer training in the ill-equipped army and providing air transport as the rainy season hampers the deployment of troops to insurgent areas in the north, members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly were informed during the Assembly’s spring session in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg, 18 mai 2013, les partis politiques géorgiens ont été priés, samedi, de calmer les tensions qui les opposent étant donné que leur pays cherche à devenir membre de l’OTAN et de l’Union européenne. « L’heure est venue d’amorcer un processus démocratique normal. Les discours acerbes et les accusations mutuelles doivent cesser », a déclaré aux parlementaires le sénateur italien Lucio Malan, à la session de printemps de l’Assemblée parlementaire de l’OTAN qui se tient à Luxembourg.