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Will Germans uphold the new foreign policy and defence consensus after the election?

European Leadership Network
September 1, 2017
By Julia Himmrich

Throughout the course of Angela Merkel’s chancellorship, Germany was called on by its allies to take on ‘more responsibility’ on foreign policy and defence issues. The current government has made significant new commitments, from the NATO pledge in 2014 to spend 2% of its GDP on defence to last year’s efforts on leading on EU defence integration.
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