Here are the 20 NATO international locations that Trump wouldn’t defend: there’s additionally Italy | EUROtoday

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At a rally in Conway, South Carolina, Donald Trump stated he wouldn’t hesitate to “encourage” Russia to assault NATO international locations that don’t respect their monetary commitments, dusting off his warhorse in opposition to international locations reluctant to extend their their contribution to protection to 2 p.c of their GDP. An outburst that the White House describes as “frightening and crazy”.

What is the previous American president referring to? During the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, NATO member states made a dedication to extend their protection spending till reaching the goal of two% of GDP.

According to a doc from the Chamber of Deputies final October, the international locations which, in accordance with the primary NATO estimates referring to 2023, have reached this threshold are eleven (out of 31).

In addition to the United States (3.49%), Poland (3.9%), Greece (3.01%), Estonia (2.73%), Lithuania (2.54%), Finland (2.45%), Romania (2.44%), Hungary (2.43%), Latvia (2.27%), the United Kingdom (2 .07%) and Slovakia (2.03%).

Bringing up the rear are Luxembourg (0.72%), Belgium (1.13%) and Spain (1.26%). Also beneath the two% goal and due to this fact on Trump's “black list” are: Turkey, Slovenia, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Albania, Croatia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro and France. Finland, a brand new NATO member, is slightly below 2% however has pledged to convey spending to 2.3 p.c.