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Washington annoyed: Germany does not pay NATO

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US Army spokesman Mark Esper, while at the US military base in Wiesbaden, Germany, said that in the United States they expect from their German NATO partners to implement the financial regulations of the North Atlantic military bloc. According to Esper, US Secretary of the Armed Forces, while Berlin is focused on forming a government, Germany is not going to fulfill its commitments on contributions in the amount of 2% of the country's GDP to the NATO consolidated budget.


Esper:
Two percent is the minimum contribution for NATO. We had previously agreed that each member of the alliance should pull up their contributions to such a minimum level by the year of 2024. It is important that all NATO members fulfill their obligations to the alliance, otherwise it will weaken all of us.


Washington annoyed: Germany does not pay NATO


Earlier, Germany for the volume of its contributions to the NATO budget at the level of 1,2% was criticized by US President Donald Trump.

In Germany itself, there are enough opponents of rising costs of maintaining NATO. Indeed, at the level of German GDP, the “minimum” payments should be about 72 billion euros. This is equivalent to the combined annual budgets of several individual NATO countries taken together. In Berlin, they say that the current 37 billion euros for NATO from Germany is enough.

By the way, the increase in funding for the North Atlantic military bloc is one of the stumbling blocks in the formation of a new cabinet of ministers in Germany. Even within the CDU / CSU coalition, there is serious friction over this. Merkel is ready to agree to the payment of 72 billion euros per year, colleagues in the coalition association say that this is an excessively high fee for membership in NATO.
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  1. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 31 January 2018 19: 38
    +9
    And you want and prick. And eat the fish and sit down on something.
    1. Rusland
      Rusland 31 January 2018 19: 48
      11
      So they will stand in hot water, and with the money on the advice of their older brother F-35s will be offered, they say NATO needs them.
      1. siberalt
        siberalt 31 January 2018 20: 05
        +3
        The riot on the NATO ship begins to grow. winked
        1. Evil543
          Evil543 31 January 2018 20: 38
          +8
          Yeah. The occupied country does not want to pay a bribe?
          Quote: siberalt
          The riot on the NATO ship begins to grow. winked
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 31 January 2018 21: 11
            10
            It is more about spending on German defense (2%), rather than a "contribution" to the NATO budget.
            Curiously, instead of getting out of Germany with their bases and letting the Germans themselves pay for their safety. They remain there and demand to increase the budget of the Moscow Region. It was logical for the Germans to ask the Yankees, the British, etc. get out. Merkel said that we must take "fate into our own hands," now she wants to pay. Poor rushing about. But somehow, Germany does not pull on the EU leader if the military is hosted by other countries. hi
            1. dik-nsk
              dik-nsk 1 February 2018 09: 16
              +1
              Merkel is ready to agree to pay 72 billion euros per year
              tightly, they hold her by the Benzes
            2. yehat
              yehat 1 February 2018 13: 16
              0
              the problem is that before there was half of Germany and paid the same.
              Now after the unification of Germany and the creation of the European Union, its GDP grew 3-4 times
              and payments, respectively, also increased, which the Germans are not happy with.
        2. MIKHAN
          MIKHAN 31 January 2018 20: 52
          +3
          Quote: siberalt
          The riot on the NATO ship begins to grow. winked

          Trump takes off grandmother’s vassals .... And Germany, the United States and Israel are once again bent, especially the “Russian threat” .. Come on old Merkel, now it’s Red's turn .. hehe
      2. vlad66
        vlad66 31 January 2018 21: 10
        +6
        U.S. Army spokesman Mark Esper, while at an American military base in Wiesbaden, Germany, said the United States expects its German partners to comply with the financial charter.

        Being on German soil, he also demanded to pay. Super audacity however. yes
        1. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 31 January 2018 22: 31
          0
          Quote: vlad66
          U.S. Army spokesman Mark Esper, while at an American military base in Wiesbaden, Germany, said the United States expects its German partners to comply with the financial charter.

          Being on German soil, he also demanded to pay. Super audacity however. yes

          Everything is in the style of our 90s - the "roof" has come and requires payment for the "security"!
          But the stall and firmochki are one thing, and here a rather successful state is bending!
          And what do those in the Bundestag think of themselves ?! This is the cleaning of pockets throughout Germany!
          1. dSK
            dSK 1 February 2018 00: 13
            +1
            Quote: Starover_Z
            This is the cleaning of pockets throughout Germany!
            50 thousand "occupiers" and tactical nuclear weapons - a "serious" argument.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 31 January 2018 19: 39
    +2
    Trampushka shouldn’t touch the burghers by the wallet. They have it - the "erogenous zone"! Jump before departure with their bases from Germany ...
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 31 January 2018 19: 48
      +7
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Trampushka shouldn’t touch the burghers by the wallet. They have it - the "erogenous zone"! Jump before departure with their bases from Germany ...

      This, of course, will not happen, the situation with Volkswagen and the Deutsche Bank showed how America can put pressure on partners.
    2. ando_bor
      ando_bor 31 January 2018 19: 53
      +5
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Trampushka shouldn’t touch the burghers by the wallet.

      The burghers have a slavish nature already at the genetic level - several generations in the occupation of repentance have grown - and they are satisfying and comfortable there, they won’t jerk over the penny:
  3. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 31 January 2018 19: 41
    +6
    72 billion, 37 billion ... Well, they are very happy to eat there. I don’t see the terminators, but I don’t see, crack my turnip. The middle paratrooper of their expulsion from the "Hercules" with a parachute, dies, I suppose, poor thing, with fear. But 72bn. , Yes .
  4. Egorovich
    Egorovich 31 January 2018 19: 43
    +5
    Is smerd vassal, in the person of Germany, disobeying the owner !? Hard to believe it. good
  5. polpot
    polpot 31 January 2018 19: 44
    0
    God will give answered the daughter of the Pasteur
  6. Svarog
    Svarog 31 January 2018 19: 46
    +3
    Now Trump Germany has now taken to milk. Yes, they are well settled, all American bases more than pay off. Yes, and weapons are sold ..
  7. Herculesic
    Herculesic 31 January 2018 19: 46
    +2
    Trump needs to impose on the entire NATO bloc the following conditions for a contribution to a capsule of -10 percent of the gross national product of the poor country, wassat and 30 those who still have a living economy! wassat Also, NATO is required to contribute $ 150 billion annually to the US military budget "to protect it from treacherous Russia!" wassat Five years later, there will be no one in NATO!
  8. Sergey39
    Sergey39 31 January 2018 19: 47
    +3
    But Germany has signed permission to lay the Nord Stream 2
  9. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 31 January 2018 19: 47
    0
    NATA needs money for the best planes, tanks, trips to the Baltic villages to support all kinds of opposition in Syria, and so on.
  10. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 31 January 2018 19: 49
    +4
    Germany, as a country with a strong budget, should contribute a progressive share of 3%, and it is better 5. How to collect economic cream from the development of the eastern Young-NATO countries --- so here Germany is the first, and who should pay for such a banquet, a good overseas uncle ...?
    1. Simon
      Simon 31 January 2018 20: 27
      +1
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Germany, as a country with a strong budget, should contribute a progressive share of 3%, and it is better 5. How to collect economic cream from the development of the eastern Young-NATO countries --- so here Germany is the first, and who should pay for such a banquet, a good overseas uncle ...?

      And, even Arab parasites at home to feed for free. And the Americans here, with their duty, have piled up, and Merkel’s turnip is scratching itself. Yes! The budget is empty in Germany. recourse request crying
  11. Svarog51
    Svarog51 31 January 2018 20: 28
    +2
    It would be time for Germany to think about whether it had joined in that direction. As you wish - so get it.
  12. Sasha Crimean
    Sasha Crimean 31 January 2018 20: 32
    +5
    What is good for the Russian is death for the German.
    1. BROVR
      BROVR 31 January 2018 20: 56
      +4
      Oh !!! And we are about the Germans !! On such a day !!! drinks
    2. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 31 January 2018 20: 58
      +6
      Quote: Sasha Krymsky
      What is good for the Russian is death for the German.

      A Jew to adapt to all .. Also there is such a saying! laughing
      This is for you Crimean otvetku .. lol So as not to be malicious on the site ..!
  13. vlad_vlad
    vlad_vlad 31 January 2018 20: 39
    +2
    article nonsense, scribbler amateur, the meaning is still true.

    we are talking about 2% of GDP for all defense spending and not "payments in NATO."
    and yes, I don’t want to :-) and spend so much on all sorts of crap.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 31 January 2018 20: 57
      0
      Quote: vlad_vlad
      it is about 2% of GDP for all defense spending and not "NATO fees."
      and yes, I don’t want to :-) and spend so much on all sorts of crap.

      Come on you outraged. That quietly peacefully went talk about the purchase of Germany F-35 and this is the Germans. Quietly peacefully bought the American RQ-4 Global Hawk named him by the proud name RQ-4E Euro Hawk and quietly washed, and that Germany is no longer able to create its own aircraft systems or strategic UAVs, maybe it just simply fell under the USA?
      How much is your money and what is the interest of the United States can be judged by at least these two facts, and then if you look at such you can dial a dozen
      1. NF68
        NF68 31 January 2018 21: 24
        0
        Quote: APASUS
        That quietly peacefully went talk about the purchase of Germany F-35 and this is the Germans.


        And at the same time, there was talk of jointly developing the 5-generation tanks and fighters with the French.
      2. vlad_vlad
        vlad_vlad 1 February 2018 11: 50
        +1
        dear Apasus, if Germany spends 2% of GDP on defense, then he can afford both the F35 and the RQ-4E Euro Hawk and everything else at the same time. and paint it all with gold. and increase the army by 2 times. and then everyone will yell here, "the Germans are arming themselves again."
        what for it is necessary?
        let it be better at the money to repair the autobahns and reduce taxes.
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 1 February 2018 18: 41
          0
          Quote: vlad_vlad
          if Germany spends 2% of GDP on defense, then it can afford both the F35 and the RQ-4E Euro Hawk and everything else at the same time.

          So you are being pushed to this. Just if you get a new tank or a 5th generation aircraft of your own design is not obvious yet, I don’t even doubt that you will be promoted to buy American weapons. Do you really need this weapon yet, but you have to pay the costs pull up
          1. NF68
            NF68 2 February 2018 17: 07
            0
            Quote: APASUS
            Just if you get a new tank or 5 aircraft of a generation of your own design is not yet obvious, but I have no doubt that you will be promoted to buy American weapons.


            At the expense of the purchase of American weapons, too, is not all clear. European producers also want to have their own piece of bread with a thick layer of butter and at least red caviar. Another thing is that while in the EU there are not some completed developments of weapons systems that the United States already has, and for these purposes, Germany and France began to engage in joint development.
            1. APASUS
              APASUS 2 February 2018 17: 41
              0
              Quote: NF68
              At the expense of the purchase of American weapons, too, is not all clear. European producers also want to have their own piece of bread with a thick layer of butter and at least red caviar

              You still didn’t understand that the demand to increase expenses for the military department already sounds now, and for example, the analogue of the F-35 of European development is not even over the horizon, the train has left.
              For some position you can’t catch the American train
              1. NF68
                NF68 2 February 2018 17: 45
                0
                Quote: APASUS
                Quote: NF68
                At the expense of the purchase of American weapons, too, is not all clear. European producers also want to have their own piece of bread with a thick layer of butter and at least red caviar

                You still didn’t understand that the demand to increase expenses for the military department already sounds now, and for example, the analogue of the F-35 of European development is not even over the horizon, the train has left.
                For some position you can’t catch the American train


                But is it even necessary for Germany or France to catch up with the United States in terms of an arms race? That way you can tear yourself from your own efforts.
                1. APASUS
                  APASUS 2 February 2018 17: 53
                  0
                  Quote: NF68
                  But is it even necessary for Germany or France to catch up with the United States in terms of an arms race? That way you can tear yourself from your own efforts.

                  Independent states can conduct independent policies, but this is not about Germany
  14. Fedorov
    Fedorov 31 January 2018 20: 48
    +2
    hi Elementary "economy" of the USA. Europe itself does not have a full range of weapons systems. Only in separate areas, but put together together - nothing at all .. And here Uncle Sam comes to the rescue, NATO does not work without him, and it’s barely possible with him. Feed our bases supposedly, buy our expensive weapons, but we are saving you from the evil Russia. NATO partners are not really “partners” at all economically. This is not Russia with a single command center and Army fist.
    So it’s clear that they want to squeeze the EU out of the “engine” to the maximum, and Germany rightly rests, although from the Bundeswehr one name is left on paper, it completely depends on the mattresses.
    Unlike Russia, where the dynamics are specifically positive in all areas B. Forces. .
    PS - you don’t have to whine that Russia does not have aircraft carriers, there are few submarine nuclear submarines, Serdyukov and Vasilyeva all stole and collapsed .. Everything is normal and not all at once. ..
  15. NF68
    NF68 31 January 2018 21: 22
    0
    Quote: MIKHAN
    Quote: siberalt
    The riot on the NATO ship begins to grow. winked

    Trump takes off grandmother’s vassals .... And Germany, the United States and Israel are once again bent, especially the “Russian threat” .. Come on old Merkel, now it’s Red's turn .. hehe



    The Germans are quietly not bending the United States badly in terms of exporting their products to the United States. And the French are trying not to lag far behind the Germans. And no matter how noisy the representatives of the US State Department and their European sixes, and the SP-2 in Germany, again, quietly without fanfare and other things, it was allowed to build. And Germany, France, Holland, Austria and several other countries wishing to stably buy relatively cheap Russian gas will join in this matter.
  16. Star
    Star 31 January 2018 21: 56
    +2
    The Americans themselves have to pay for not placing their bases.
  17. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 31 January 2018 22: 05
    +2
    Omerik money needed. Greedy country. Not only did the Germans steal gold, they still want it.
  18. Kent0001
    Kent0001 31 January 2018 22: 12
    +1
    Some unreal grandmas grandma must pay for their own occupation. Cool, the Americans are super hucksters, they sell the Germans almost the right to life (existence) ... the descendants of Bismarck ... shame !!!!
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  20. faterdom
    faterdom 31 January 2018 22: 25
    +2
    Angela owed contributions in January to NATO overhaul. Right now I’ll get a penalty.
  21. Slam
    Slam 31 January 2018 22: 27
    +1
    Quote: NF68

    The Germans are quietly not bending the United States badly in terms of exporting their products to the United States. And the French are trying not to lag far behind the Germans. And no matter how noisy the representatives of the US State Department and their European sixes, and the SP-2 in Germany, again, quietly without fanfare and other things, it was allowed to build. And Germany, France, Holland, Austria and several other countries wishing to stably buy relatively cheap Russian gas will join in this matter.

    Over the past year, the share of renewable sources in the energy sector of Germany amounted to about 21%, and the share of gas 10%. While the completion of the SP-2 gas may not be too much in demand.
    1. loginovich
      loginovich 31 January 2018 23: 19
      0
      I will probably surprise you
      Natural gas perfectly enters the chemical reaction of combustion. Therefore, most often they get energy from it - electrical and thermal. But on the basis of gas, fertilizer, fuel, paint and much more can be made.

      http://www.gazprominfo.ru/articles/application/
  22. Sverdlov
    Sverdlov 31 January 2018 22: 30
    +2
    I won’t shoot a machine gun if I don’t get paid for it ....
  23. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 31 January 2018 22: 33
    +1
    Why would they pay to NATO? In the case of a grandiose racket, NATO, if it decides to defend something in Germany, defends only the radioactive land.
  24. afrikanez
    afrikanez 31 January 2018 23: 51
    +1
    The entire European Union lost less from Russia's sanctions in three years than the Germans are invited to pay NATO for a year. And they express disapproval to Brussels. I think the Germans still have the mind not to pay.
    1. Metallurg_2
      Metallurg_2 1 February 2018 06: 57
      0
      Where the hell are you going to get if you have American military bases in your country?)
  25. viktor.
    viktor. 1 February 2018 02: 47
    +1
    Dismiss German Avcharka from NATO laughing
  26. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 1 February 2018 06: 56
    +1
    How does this not pay? Aggressive Russia hangs from the east and only the gallant APU is holding it back from capturing all of Europe laughing
  27. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 1 February 2018 07: 25
    +2
    Vooshpe the Germans lost their hands: they don’t want to pay for Nat, they exchanged the right American liquid gas for the wrong Russian from the pipe. There is a tendency for Germany to put a leather argument on the sanctions of the Amer Senate (in terms of its interests). It’s time for Amers to impose sanctions against the Germans ...
  28. Tamagon
    Tamagon 1 February 2018 07: 54
    0
    Well, the Europeans are well settled. You can not spend money on the defense industry. Big brother will protect you! Meanwhile, Europe can invest more in its own economy. Profitable. ONLY BUSINESS! Nevertheless, it is beneficial to us. The European armies have degraded greatly. Women in the ministers of defense. The conscription service is canceled (not always true)! Troops are reduced! hi
  29. kind
    kind 1 February 2018 08: 58
    +1
    Allies MLE! How will they, in which case they will fight? All quarrel.
  30. iouris
    iouris 1 February 2018 11: 34
    0
    We are waiting for an article like "And let's help the Americans make Germany pay more to NATO."
  31. alexmach
    alexmach 2 February 2018 01: 14
    0
    What kind of illiterate wrote this article? What other contributions to the budget of 2% of GDP? Where have you ever seen such contributions in the world?