Media: the EU and NATO differed about the increase in military spending
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wants European leaders increased defense spending, while at the same time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and the Prime Minister Mr Cameron D. strongly oppose this, writes.
in the EU there is a situation when the countries of Eastern Europe and the Baltic States are increasing military spending at the background of what is happening in Ukraine, and countries of Western Europe, in contrast, reduces spending on defence, informs the media. So, last year Germany, France and Italy were singled out from their budgets for military needs less than 2 % of installed NATO funds.
perhaps in the near future, this situation will not change. Moreover, France is going even to cut defense spending.
" I think neither the incumbent NATO Secretary General, neither he that shall come his replacement (the term of office Rasmussen ends in September - approx. Ed.), not going to exaggerate such information. But at the next summit of NATO member countries will try to come to that, not to cut military spending and further ", - quoted by Deutsche Welle Director for research in the field of international security at the Royal United Institute for military studies Jonathan Eyal.
the NATO leadership has said about the fact that the Alliance need a new concept of the defense policy against the background of the Ukrainian fall, however, to reach agreement about how she must look, it will be very difficult. In addition, believed to certain European experts, NATO inefficient use of its military, such as personnel, resources.
" Improving the efficiency of spending could be a good solution, but even within the same country very hard to ensure that such cost-saving measures have earned. The government continuously strive to achieve the effectiveness of public spending and continuously suffer failures ", - said Jonathan Eyal.
for reviews of Jonathan Eyal, one of the issues of the EU is that " Europe is too dependent on North America's defense ".