The security conference in Munich, the alienation between the United States and Europe emerge clearly. Although the allies took on Saturday at the conference commitments to Nato and to further transatlantic cooperation. But open to differences of opinion revealed themselves in almost all of the major political issues of the security and defence policy, to trade and energy policy.
in Particular, the TRANS-Atlantic alienation in the case of the German-Russian Pipeline project, Nord Stream 2. "We are not able to guarantee the defence of the West, if our Alliance partners from the East," said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence .
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the European "sovereignty over its supply of gas". A geostrategic perspective, Europe can have no interest to cut off all relations to Russia.
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dispute, there are also more in the case of Nato burden-sharing. Pence again, the claim of the United States for higher defence repeated spending of the Nato partners. Commitments to Nato went through almost all the speeches of France's Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian about the UK defence Minister, Gavin Williamson, and of Poland, Minister Jacek Czaputowicz outside on Friday to Merkel, who described Nato as a "stability anchor in stormy times".
Merkel was honored for her speech in the plenary with a standing ovation. In sharp contrast, the silence booth on Friday evening, when Pence delivered at an award ceremony in the Bavarian Parliament, the greetings Trumps.
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Created: 17.02.2019, 08:57 PM