The changing political landscape should force Germany to step out of the shadow of its past and take a much more active role in Europe's defence and security, according to a new report published on Thursday (12 October).
Global expenditure on weapons has risen for the second year in a row. Germany has increased its spending and opposition politicians want a new debate about defence. The issue could become crucial in the end-of-year elections. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Military spending has risen for the first time since 2011, with a total of €1.5 trillion spent on arms and other weapons of war, according to a study produced by the SIPRI institute in Sweden. EURACTIV Germany reports.