"Europe feels UNSAFE’ Finland DEMANDS EU & NATO step up spending to defend the continent
"BRUSSELS and Nato must increase their defence budgets in order to defend an “unsafe” Europe against threats such as Russia, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has revealed"
"The Trump administration has been vocal regarding the thought that EU countries are not pulling their weight in contributions to Nato and should share the security bill.
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"Nato’s target for two per cent of gross domestic product to be spent on military budgets has been poorly received so far but German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated their intention to do so.
If Germany and France alone were to meet that target by 2024, it could add more than $40billion to their defence spending, almost two-thirds the amount Russia spends"
"Finland has stayed out of Nato due to its proximity to Russia and it is currently building closer military ties with neighbouring Sweden.
A report entitled ‘US Strategy for Maintaining a Europe Whole and Free’, said: “Since Putin has returned to office, he has launched a determined effort to reassert Moscow’s influence in areas formerly under Soviet control"
"Russia’s objective is to overturn the European security order that emerged after the end of the Cold War.
“This involves halting or rolling back the process of Nato enlargement; establishing and enforcing a Russian sphere of influence in its near abroad."