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Germany refuses to spend 2 percent on NATO

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Staff Writer | February 18, 2018
Sigmar Gabriel said Germany refuses to achieve Natos defence spending target of 2 percent, Express reports.
Sigmar Gabriel
Defense   "I consider the figure difficult"
He instead called for money to be spent on building a strong European defence union.

Answering questions after his speech, he said: “I consider the figure difficult”. He said if Germany spent 2 percent of its GDP on Nato defence every year for ten years, it would spend more than €70 million every year.

He added: "I'm not quite sure after ten years all European partners would consider that a good idea."