Dutch PM Rutte: Europe needs to increase military spending

By |oktober 4th, 2019|defence spending, Donald Trump, Mark Rutte, Nato, Netherlands, News|

Europe needs to increase military spending to keep the transatlantic NATO alliance alive in the face of rising threats from Russia, China and elsewhere, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday (3 October).

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EU defence funding far too small for big ambitions: report

By |september 12th, 2019|defence spending, DG Defence Industry and Space, European Court of Auditors, European defence, News, strategic autonomy|

EU's objective to increase defence spending to €22.5 billion over the next decade is insufficient for its ambitions in the sector, the European Court of Auditors said Thursday (12 September) in its annual review paper on the bloc's defence cooperation and policy.

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Sweden reveals plans for bank tax to finance defence spending increase

By |september 2nd, 2019|bank tax, defence spending, Denmark, Finland, Nato, News, Russia, Sweden|

Sweden has revealed plans to introduce a new bank tax to fund the country's future increase in defence spending from 2022, as it revamps efforts to counter Russia’s military build-up in the Baltic Sea region.

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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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World leaders gather in south England to remember D-Day

By |junij 5th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Canada, defence spending, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, France, Germany, Justin Trudeau, Nato, Nazi Germany, News, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States, Vladimir Putin, World War II|

World leaders gather on the coast of southern England on Wednesday (5 June) to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history and a feat that helped bring World War Two to an end.

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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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Trump says NATO countries’ burden-sharing improving, wants more

By |april 3rd, 2019|Black Sea, defence spending, Donald Trump, F-35, Germany, Nato, News, Russia, S-400, Turkey|

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (2 April) his pressure on NATO nations to pay more for their defence is leading to tens of billions of dollars more in contributions, but the allies may need to boost their budgets even more.

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Slovakia signs deal to replace Russian-made fighter jets with US F-16 planes

By |december 3rd, 2018|air defence, defence procurement, defence spending, fighter jet, Nato, News, Slovakia|

Slovakia's defence ministry signed a deal on Friday (30 November) to buy 14 US-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Russian-made MiG-29s, its defence ministry said.

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Trump ends NATO summit on happy note, saying he made it ‘much stronger’

By |julij 12th, 2018|defence spending, Donald Trump, Germany, Nato, News|

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (12 July) he was able to squeeze an additional $33 to 40 billion for defence from his allies. But NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said the figure had been made public before and did not mean Europe was...

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Bulgarian President: Trump raised the target for NATO spending from 2% to 4%

By |julij 11th, 2018|defence spending, Donald Trump, NATO summit, News, Rumen Radev|

Speaking at the NATO summit today (11 July), Bulgarian President Rumen Radev told a small group of Bulgarian journalists that Donald Trump raised the stakes for his European allies’ defence spending from 2% to 4% of GDP, and then left.

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