Washington needles Germany with threat of US troops relocation to Poland

By |avgust 21st, 2019|Andrzej Duda, burden sharing, defence spending, Donald Trump, Fort Trump, Germany, Nato, News, Poland, Ramstein Air Base, United States, US troops|

Washington has talked for some time of relocating US troops from Germany because of its annoyance with Berlin's military spending shortfalls. But President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Poland in September could give it another twist.

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AKK sworn in as new German defence minister

By |julij 24th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Bundeswehr, burden sharing, defence, Nato, News|

CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been sworn in as the new German defence minister before the Bundestag on Wednesday (24 July). In her first government statement, she emphasised Germany's reliability as a member of NATO.

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EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

By |maj 17th, 2019|burden sharing, common defence, Donald Trump, EDF, European defence, Federica Mogherini, Nato, News, pesco|

The EU responded on Thursday (16 May) to US accusations that a new European military pact risks shutting out American companies of European defence projects and undermine NATO.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

Germany on the defence over military spending shortfalls

By |april 4th, 2019|burden sharing, defence spending, Germany, Heiko Maas, Mike Pence, Nato, News|

Germany restated its commitment to higher defence spending on Wednesday (3 April), seeking to defuse tensions between Berlin and Washington after a storm of criticism from the Trump administration over Germany's shortfalls in NATO contributions.

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Troubled by Russia, Stoltenberg pledges unity in Congress as NATO turns 70

By |april 4th, 2019|burden sharing, Donald Trump, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, News, Russia|

"It’s good to have friends," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the US Congress in Washington on Wednesday (3 April), making a case for the survival of the transatlantic alliance.

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Host migrants or pay, France and Germany propose

By |december 7th, 2018|Antonio Tajani, asylum policy, burden sharing, development aid, France, Germany, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

European Union governments that refuse to host refugees could instead pay to be excused from the bloc's system of sharing out migrants, France and Germany proposed on Thursday (6 December) as they sought to end a long-running EU feud over migration.

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NATO: Unequal burden-sharing is the downside of American hegemony

By |september 4th, 2018|burden sharing, Donald Trump, EU-NATO, News, United States|

The dominance of the US in NATO is strategically wanted by Washington. Europeans can therefore stay calm in the face of Trump's threats to withdraw from the Alliance and devote themselves to their own priorities instead, Johannes Thimm explains.

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