NATO is conducting war games on Europe’s eastern border. Six thousand NATO soldiers took part in the operation, nicknamed "Steadfast Jazz". It was the biggest European NATO exercise in 7 years.
A major US-led exercise in Poland and the Baltic states has kicked off. It comes amid interest from Poland in welcoming a permanent US military presence on its territory.
In an exclusive interview, NATO's secretary general has told DW that NATO needs to adapt in the face of a more assertive Russia. But he has spoken of his wish to improve relations with Moscow.
A German NGO granted three "northern outposts" that "face a potential vulnerability" next to Russia the peace prize on Saturday in Münster. The award recognizes the states’ efforts in supporting European integration.
Poland is expected to use the Brussels meeting to urge a greater presence in Eastern Europe. Warsaw is also lobbying for what it regards to be a key guarantor for stability: A permanent US troop presence in the country.
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