About Us

The Defence Matters project initiative is more than just a Defence website. It is a discussion platform centring around defence matters and a joint initiative between four media outlets from four different countries.

More specifically the Defence Matters project is a joint initiative between OnAlert.gr (Greece), Adevarul (Romania), LETA News Agency (Latvia) and Pravda Newspaper (Slovakia).

We aim through this project to create an international dialogue on matters of defence and demonstrate how this can be strengthened through bilateral forms of cooperation and new initiatives.

As the project grows we will provide the public with general information concerning NATO’s role and activities but also with specialised information concerning euro-atlantic defence, in this way bringing the public closer to understanding matters of national security.

What makes this project stand out is seeing media interoperability between countries on a topic such as defence in action.


Eleni Panayiotou Editor and Project Co-ordinator of Defence Matters and Editor of Defence Website OnAlert.gr - Greece
Octavian Manea Editor of Defence Matters and Editor on Euro-Atlantic security issues for Αdevarul Romania. He is also a contributor to 22 weekly and Small Wars Journal
Andrej Matišák Editor of Defence Matters and Deputy Head of Foreign Desk, daily Pravda, Slovakia
Guntars Grīnums Editor of Defence Matters and Head of the Foreign News Department, Latvian information agency LETA


If you would like to contribute to the Defence Matters project please send us your articles using the form below
or e-mail us at info@defencematters.org