German army to get €4-billion spending boost

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The German army is set to benefit from a multibillion-euro spending increase, according to Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s draft defense budget. Germany has been under pressure to contribute more as a NATO partner. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany will … Read More

Germany Plans to Spend Billions More on Army While Trump Slams ‘Underspending’

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The federal budget draft suggests multibillion increase in defense spending for 2019. Over the recent time, the German military has been struggling to cope with shortages in armor and equipment as well as pressure from its NATO allies, who criticized … Read More

German government clashes over defense spending

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Angela Merkel’s government is stuck in an internal row over Germany’s defense spending. In his new budget, Social Democat Finance Minister Olaf Scholz offered a much lower increase than the Defense Ministry had wanted. Germany’s freshly-minted Finance Minister Olaf Scholz … Read More

German military draws up €450 million wish list

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Germany’s underequipped military, the Bundeswehr, wants to spend hundreds of millions on new weapons. Some of the money will go toward leasing drones from Israel, but first the government needs a new budget. As criticism grows that Germany’s military hardware … Read More

Germany to expand global military missions

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The German government wants to extend six military missions, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen took to the media to make the case for more Bundeswehr interventions. The German government wants to expand and … Read More

Germany mulls possibility of life after Angela Merkel

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Germany is beginning to think about life after Angela Merkel, despite a deal this week which paved the way for her to form a new coalition government. A visibily exhausted Mrs Merkel appeared before the cameras on Friday to announce … Read More

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