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: The War in Syria and Iraq: Humanitarian Aspects ( Joëlle GARRIAUD-MAYLAM); Social Media Revolution: Political and Security Implications (Jane CORDY); Advancing stability in the Black Sea Region (SCHMIDT).
The Committee is currently working on 4 Reports: Ballistic Missile Defence and NATO (Joseph A. DAY); the Space Domain and Allied Defence (Madeleine MOON); NATO-EU Cooperation After Warsaw (Attila MESTERHAZY); Afghanistan (Wolfgang HELLMICH).
The Committee is currently working on 3 Reports: The State of Europe’s Defence Industrial Base (Jean-Marie BOCKEL), Assessing and Mitigating the Cost of Climate Change (Lilja ALFREDSDOTTIR) and Economic Transition in the Western Balkans (Richard BENYON).
The Committee is currently working on 4 Reports: Russia – From Partner to Competitor (Rasa JUKNEVICIENE); NATO Partnerships: Tackling the Challenges from the South (Julio MIRANDA CALHA); NATO and Security in the Arctic (Gerald E. CONNOLLY); Burdensharing Revisited (Ojars Eriks KALNINS).
The Committee is currently working on 3 Reports: Maintaining NATO’s Technology Edge: Strategic Adaptation and Defence R and D (Thomas MARINO); The Internet of Things: Promises and Perils of a Disruptive Technology (Matej TONIN); Food and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa (Maria…
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.