15 mai 2018

NATO's 'Two Percent Is Not Fetish': Merkel Hints at Larger Defense Budget


Ahead of the German Parliament’s debates on military spending, Angela Merkel has said that raising funds up to NATO’s required 2 percent of GDP is "not beyond the imagination." Germany’s failure to meet the demand has been an apple of discord between Berlin and other alliance members, foremost Washington. Speaking to top army officers, the head of the German government has promised significantly higher military spending in the next few years. She pointed out that NATO’s requirements, pushed [...]