the head of The Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, has criticised the low German defence expenditure.
You’ll be the Nato target of two percent of gross domestic product for defense spending “is not declared. We don’t want it once more,” said Ischinger, the “world”. “We underestimate, what is the frustration with the announcement of our 1.5 percent in Washington and Brussels will trigger,” said Ischinger.
this week, Nato is celebrating its 70 anniversary. For foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) will travel to Washington “probably no walk in the Park. For reasons of Face, the American government will want to bring their unwillingness.”
The German government had to ask themselves, how high is the defence expenditure would be, if there was Nato. “I say it is time, rough estimate: at least the Double. Then we would be at 1.5 percent, then we would be at 3 or 3.5 percent. Because we would otherwise be completely blind, deaf, and defenseless.”
The debate, the German defence was flared up expenses in the middle of March again, after the basic parameters for the budget in 2020. You can see more of money for defence, but less than the head of Ministry, Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) demanded. Among others, US Ambassador Richard Grenell had criticized the budget as “unacceptable”. Several German politicians refrained from showing then a interference in its internal Affairs.