In the end of the day, it’s all business.
NATO’s Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wants European leaders to spend more on defense, but Germany, France and the UK are keeping their grip tight, Deutsche Welle reads.
“We live in a different world than we did less than a month ago,” Fogh Rasmussen told a Brookings Institution forum in March.
“Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine is in blatant breach of its international commitments and it is a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is a wakeup call for the Euro-Atlantic community, for NATO, and for all those committed to a Europe whole, free and at peace.”
What he wanted was to make the NATO member states reconsider their defense budgets, as there have been gloomy warnings that the Alliance is unprepared for Russian ‘aggression’.