Posts tagged as summit in Brussels

NATO sacrifices the Baltics in favor of the Black Sea

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, July 13, 2018

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the NATO’s summit in Brussels that the Alliance would improve its ability to facilitate the movement of forces in Europe, but did not plan to deploy additional units to the Baltic countries and Poland. It should be noted that the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw was Baltic-centric, highly concentrated only on the Nordic part of the Eastern Flank. Earlier in response to Russia’s aggressive…

Trump: Nato states to increase defence funding

Thursday, July 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump says Nato countries have agreed to increase their military spending. Speaking after a two-day summit in Brussels, he said allies had committed to spending more than 2% of their annual output (GDP) on defence budgets. The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others. After the meeting, he said he believed in Nato and it was “presently unnecessary” to…