Merkel reaffirms Germany’s commitment to increase defense spending
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made assurances that the government will fulfill its obligations to increase defense spending until 2024 to the NATO target of 2% of GDP each year.
She stated this in interviews with the German television channel Phoenix and the radio station Deutschlandfunk, Deutsche Welle reports.
At the same time, she refuted accusations from the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) that the increase in defense spending would come from a reduction in social programs.”That will not lead to any social expenditure being cut,” Merkel noted.
The Chancellor also criticized the behavior of the SPD, which dismisses the need to …read more