EU’s Tusk criticizes Trump over attitude on European allies
EU’s Tusk criticizes Trump over attitude on European allies
11 July, 2018, 01:50
"And today's declaration builds on the one we signed in Warsaw two years ago".
But with tensions still running high between the US and its allies, unity may be hard to come by. "Very Unfair!" he said in a second message.
That may not be enough to keep Trump from raising the stakes again next week, a senior US defense official said recently. "We are being taken advantage of by the European Union".
"Two years ago in Warsaw, we came together to strengthen EU-NATO cooperation aiming to promote peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area". The EU hit back with tariffs on products including motorcycles and orange juice.
"This administration seems to treat our allies as adversaries, and treat our adversaries, or potential adversaries, like their friends", Warner said to CNN on Monday.
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Now only three European countries hit the 2% target, and while alliance officials are hopeful that four more will join the list by the July 11-12 summit, it is unlikely to satisfy Trump. The Trump-Putin meeting is also a source of anxiety for members of the alliance, who hope to deter aggressive actions from Russian Federation.
GREECE is another big spender, second only to the United States by spending 2.38 percent of its GDP on defense in 2017.
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Mr Tusk recalled that the Europeans are spending more than Russian Federation and as much as China on defence.
Juncker also highlighted the progress in investment in security and defense.
President Trump suggested such member states should reimburse the USA for being delinquent on their obligations for years.
Tusk also dismissed the USA president's accusation that "the United States alone protects Europe against its enemies and the U.S. is nearly alone in this struggle". "This is not fair, nor is it acceptable", Trump wrote in a July 9 tweet.
But European Council President Donald Tusk hit back with his own message on the social media site, insisting that the United States has no better ally than the EU.
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Friday told Bloomberg TV that the summit should show unity, warning that "our opponents would be delighted if there is a division in Nato".
A country's defense contribution shouldn't be measured only as a percentage of GDP, but also in terms of troops and hardware, she said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Berlin. Europeans must spend more on defense.
But NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pointed out that military spending had been rising in Europe since 2014 and members were making efforts to meet the objective, particularly Germany, which is often singled out by Trump for criticism. "It's not as much as 2 percent yet, but I think they will recommit more to do more because they realize that Europe does need to do more and they are the strongest of the economies in Europe", Hutchison added.
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