May 9, 2018 / 11:48 AM / 4 months ago

Merkel: German spending on defence is insufficient

BERLIN, May 9 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday it was clear that German expenditure on defence was insufficient, after her defence minister last week demanded more funds to meet NATO targets.

Merkel also said a major European initiative was needed to produce batteries for electric cars in the region. (Reporting by Gernot Heller Writing by Madeline Chambers Editing by Michael Nienaber)

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