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Berlin promises to NATO higher defence expenditure

The US complain again and again to low level of defense spending by the Federal government. Now Germany, the NATO has promised, apparently, to invest more in the armed forces. But that is not likely to reach out to the Alliance.

In dispute with the US over defence spending, Germany has made some new Commitments. The Federal government presented to the NATO, according to information from the German press Agency and the magazine "mirror", a strategy paper, which foresees an increase in the investment in the German army and their equipment over the already up to 2024 promised 1.5 per cent of gross domestic product.

The existing commitment is an increase of 80 percent between 2014 and 2024 (in absolute Numbers from approximately 33 to 60 billion euros), says the report. "This increase will continue in the years after 2024."

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According to information from NATO circles do not correspond to the German information, however, is probably the expectations in the Alliance headquarters, and not to those of US President Donald Trump. Because both in Brussels and in Washington, you requested specific information about how the objectives in the defence expenditure can be achieved.

As was the case in Germany until recently unclear how to 2024 with a rate of 1.5 per cent is to be achieved. The German Figures could inflame the dispute over the defence expenditure within the Alliance.

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