Europe must work over coming years and decades to harmonize the many different weapons systems its armed forces deploy, both to use military budgets more efficiently and strengthen the continent’s military contractors, Merkel said.
It is not yet clear if Europe will adapt quickly enough to rise to the new challenges it faces in taking more responsibility for solving conflicts in the world of the 21st century, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite challenges at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany’s “under pressure” relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.
U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday after President Donald Trump toughened his stance against China and said he was ready to impose levies on $500 billion worth of goods from the Asian nation.
Germany’s foreign minister rejected suggestions that Berlin could be browbeaten by U.S. President Donald Trump into hiking military spending, saying that his country would make its own “sovereign” decisions.
US President Donald Trump said that NATO countries have agreed to increase their military spending after he threatened to pull out at the summit.
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a “captive” of Russia on Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where Trump wants Europeans to pay up more for their own defense.
U.S. President Donald Trump held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday, hours after he fiercely criticized German policy on defense spending and gas imports from Russia.
German companies signed a series of agreements with Chinese partners during a visit by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Germany.
Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said its Spanish brand SEAT would return to the Chinese market in 2020/21 as part of an agreement with China’s Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) (600418.SS) to develop electric vehicles.