European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (right) welcomes Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman ahead of a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on February 10, 2017. Photo: Reuters
MUNICH: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that Europe must not cave in to US demands to raise military spending, arguing that development and humanitarian aid could also count as security.
US President Donald Trump has raised questions about his commitment to the NATO defense alliance if European countries do not raise defense spending to 2 percent of economic output. The United States puts up 70 percent of alliance funds.
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Source: The Himalayan Times