BERLIN — Goaded by Donald Trump, scared by Russia and eager to give fresh impetus to integration, Europe is gearing up to spend big on defense.
The challenge the Continent now faces, according to politicians, industry leaders and experts, is to spend wisely.
To get value for money and armed forces that truly increase their security, governments will have to overcome a reluctance to buy from foreign suppliers and collaborate on multinational projects — even when that means fewer jobs for their own industries.
“We companies have paved the way for transnational cooperation,” a high-ranking industry official snapped at German parliamentarians during a …read more
Source: European Voice