North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to increase defence funding
12 July, 2018, 14:56 | Author: Wade Massey
He said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel runs the nation that is the "de facto leader of the EU" and that its failure to "properly fund NATO" should be criticized.
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As he left the White House to travel to Europe on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump had more harsh words for the multi-country military alliance that was has been a punching bag throughout his campaign and into his presidency.
Not only did Trump demand on Twitter on Thursday that countries meet the 2% level by this year, not 2024, but he also said all countries should eventually hit 4%, which is more than even the United States now spends. "Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025".
Navarro, who has counseled Trump to push back against China and European and other allies in trade disputes, described Germany as a "problem" and hammered tariffs on auto imports, following the president's slams on its energy policy. EURACTIV broke the story.
"NATO is not a stock exchange where you can buy security".
Around eight members of the 29-country alliance are expected to reach the 2% target this year.
The mood was already prickly ahead of the summit, prompting a terse exhortation from the European Union's President Donald Tusk for Trump to "appreciate" his allies and reminding him that Europe had come to its aid following the 9/11 attacks. We have a fundamental disagreements on principles and objectives between Trump and the Europeans. Trump has repeatedly denounced low levels of defense spending among remaining members, particularly Germany.
Germany, Europe's biggest economy, spends just 1.24 per cent, compared with 3.5 per cent for the US.
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"I am very glad that we are united today in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany and that we can therefore also make our own independent policies and make our own independent decisions".
"And frankly maybe everyone is going to have a good relationship with Russian Federation".
Diplomats were already anxious about the summit ahead of time, not least because of an abrasive G7 meeting last month, when Mr Trump renounced a summit communique that had previously been jointly agreed.
"We didn't know what to expect, it was a positive outcome", he said of the dinner in a Brussels park, where leaders were treated to an acrobatic display and saxophone music.
Trump will meet the Russian leader in Helsinki on 16 July for their first summit amid an ongoing investigation in the U.S. into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
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The former senator from MA chided Trump over his performance at a meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders previous year and questioned why he would return.
Trump's next stop will be London, where he'll be meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
"I brought it up, no one brought it up but me". "NATO is not like a club with annual membership fees".
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