As an example, the US President cited Germany, which is lobbying for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to the EU.
The trade and economic policies of the European Union and Germany run counter to allied commitments within NATO. This was stated by US President Donald Trump in an interview with Fox Business TV channel.
вЂњThe EU is not much better than China. No one likes it when I say that. People say: they are our allies. But they are using us harshly, they do not pay to the NATO budget,вЂќ he said.
As an example, he cited Germany, which is lobbying for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to the EU, contrary to the opinion of official Washington.
вЂњGermany spends billions and billions of dollars. We believe that we are protecting them, and they are paying huge money to Russia for oil and gas. They are paying Russia billions and billions of dollars for the pipeline. And we think that we are protecting them from Russia," Trump stressed ...
Earlier, Trump said that he decided to reduce the American military contingent in Germany due to the fact that official Berlin spends insufficient money to maintain NATO's collective defense.