Archiv: annual summit

13.07.2018 - 11:42 [ Daily Mail / Youtube ]

Donald Trump nearly elbows Montenegrin president in the face – Daily Mail

This is the awkward moment US President Donald Trump greets the President of Montenegro by nearly elbowing him in the face. World leaders, including Mr Trump and President Milo Djukanovic, attended a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, this week.

13.07.2018 - 11:38 [ Daily Mail / Youtube ]

Jean-Claude Juncker stumbles and is helped by leaders at NATO gala – Daily Mail

The European Commission President was attending a dinner at the NATO summit in Brussels attended by US President Donald Trump and a number of other world leaders. Juncker was stumbling and swaying to the extent that the presidents of Finland and Ukraine, among others, had to help keep the 63-year-old upright. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte also stepped in to guide Juncker.

12.07.2018 - 14:30 [ CBS News ]

Trump declares victory at NATO, says U.S. now „treated fairly“

Less than an hour before Mr. Trump addressed reporters in the hastily called news conference, NATO leaders reportedly declared an emergency session over the U.S. leader’s hammering of America’s allies over their defense spending. In a series of tweets from the Belgian capital before Thursday’s meetings, Mr. Trump complained the United States „pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe“ and demanded that members of the military alliance meet their pledge to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense, which „must ultimately go to 4%!“

12.07.2018 - 13:19 [ CNN ]

Trump says NATO allies agreed to boost defense spending after his pressure

President Donald Trump said Thursday in an unscheduled news conference that all NATO members have agreed to increase their defense spending after he told them he was „extremely unhappy.“
„Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to up it at levels that they never thought of before,“ Trump said.

11.07.2018 - 17:40 [ Maximilian Hofmann / Twitter ]

Merkel on arrival at #NATOSummit: “I experienced first hand that a part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union. It is good that we can now make our own decisions”.

This clearly is a reaction by Merkel to @realDonaldTrump comments on Germany being “captive of Russians”.

11.07.2018 - 13:47 [ RT/ Youtube ]

Trump-Stoltenberg tense talk at NATO summit (FULL VIDEO)

Trump criticized bloc members that approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Europe. The president criticized Germany in particular, calling it a hostage of Russia.

11.07.2018 - 13:35 [ CNN ]

Trump opens NATO summit with blistering criticism of Germany

President Donald Trump came out brawling in his first public comments here ahead of NATO’s annual summit, accusing a close US ally of being „a captive of Russia“ and all-but ordering members of the alliance to increase their defense spending „immediately.“