NATO Reform: German Plan Faces Broad Opposition

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Series Details 22.10.13
Publication Date 22/10/2013
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German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière wants to strengthen cooperation among NATO members and is calling for reform of the military alliance. But other countries are sceptical. His proposal also threatens to upset ongoing government coalition negotiations in Berlin.

Article written in the context of a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels, 22-23 October 2013.

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NATO: Meetings of NATO Ministers of Defence, 22-23 October 2013
DGAP: Topics: Security
ESO: Background information: The reluctance of German politicians to take a strong line on defence policy poses a security risk for Europe
ESO: Background information: March to The Top: Risky Opportunity for New Defense Minister

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