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The 3 C's of #NATO burden-sharing: Cash, Capabilities & Commitments #ForMin

Today we will prepare the ground for the meeting of NATO leaders here in Brussels in May. Our transatlantic bond has been rock-solid for almost seventy years. It is vital for Europe, and vital for North America and it is especially important now, in times of serious challenges. When our Heads of State and Government meet in eight weeks, their agenda will include two key points. First, fair burden-sharing to keep the transatlantic bond strong. We have started to increase defence spending, but we need to keep up the momentum and meet the pledge we have all made. This is about more funding, but it is not just about cash. It is also about investing in the capabilities we need and committing forces to NATO deployments. So it is about cash, capabilities, and commitments. The second major topic will be stepping up NATO’s efforts to project stability and fight terrorism. We have m...

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