Paolo Alli (Italy) was elected President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly at the Assembly’s Annual Session in Istanbul in November 2016, after having served for two years as one of the Assembly’s five Vice-Presidents.
The Committee is currently working on 3 Reports: Fostering Democracy and Human Rights in the Black Sea Area (SCHMIDT); Hybrid Warfare (Jane CORDY); Search and Rescue (Lord JOPLING).
The Committee is currently working on 4 Reports: NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence and Adaptation (J. A. DAY); Burdensharing (A. MESTERHAZY); The Evolution of Special Operations Forces in NATO (M. MOON); Afghanistan: Nexus Local /Regional Security (W. HELLMICH)
The Committee is currently working on 3 Reports: The Future of the Space Industry (J-F. BOCKEL); The Energy Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe (A. ARMONAITE); Challenges to Free Trade (L. D. ALFREÐSDÓTTIR)
The Committee is currently working on 3 Reports: Instability in the South (Julio MIRANDA CALHA); Western Balkans (Raynell ANDREYCHUK); Security in North East Asia (Gerald CONNOLLY )
The Committee is currently working on 3 Reports: Cyber Security and Information Warfare (Susan DAVIS); NATO Defence Innovation (Leona ALLESLEV); Dark Web, Bitcoin and Encryption Technology: Ideal Tools for Terrorists? (Matej TONIN)
The 63rd Annual Session was held in Bucharest from 6 to 9 October 2017
The GSM provides a forum for parliamentarians from NATO countries and the Middle East and North Africa region to discuss political and security issues and to enhance cooperation. The GSM is currently working on a Report on the terrorist threat to Europe and the Balkans (Andrea MANCIULLI).
The Programme involves a series of seminars focused on regional and topical security issues and parliamentary training programmes for Parliaments from Central and Eastern Europe. Recent Seminar topics include stability in the Western Balkans, Ukraine, migration and terrorism.
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly employs ten research assistants every year to work as part of the policy team within the International Secretariat in Brussels. Their main task is to contribute to the research and writing necessary for the drafting of Assembly reports and other documents.