Stoltenberg: “+100 Billion € for defense since 2016
and this is because we live in a more unpredictable world and we need to invest more in shared security”
(buy more arms so we can feel safe)
Protecting Europe is also about cybersecurity not only about birdshit…
Macron: “operational autonomy” “our armies are more and more interconnected and will be using 5G – we assure that informations we share over these channels are under our control – not just a commercial issue – it is a strategic one”
“How 5G could benefit military” (source: techradar.com)
German serving during the Cuba crisis talks about the cold war of the 1960s:
Macron: Who is the enemy?
Neither in Russia nor in China does the French president see the opponents of the defense alliance.
Can not talk about budget if one does not know who the enemy really is.
It calls for cooperation against terrorism:
The fact that France is calling for greater participation by Europeans in the Anti-Terrorist Mission in the Sahel region will be one of the lighter issues at the forthcoming small NATO summit in London.
auto translated from source: https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Macron-mischt-die-Nato-auf-4599049.html
Trumps reaction: tariffs on French wine – presumably because of Macron’s “digital tax”