NATO summit: Rajoy reminds Trump of Madrid’s role in NATO international missions | In English | EL PAÍS

Spain spends 0.91% of its GDP on defense, compared to the 2% Trump said was the “minimum required.” In 2014, at the NATO summit in Wales, Spain committed itself to reaching 2% within a decade and is expected to outline in detail its proposals to reach that objective later this year. Compliance will be periodically evaluated, but NATO has also accepted other factors in its assessment of members’ contributions, such as participation in international missions or providing other services.Spain is among NATO’s most active members of international missions. Other allies, such as Greece, which spends more than 2% on defense, rarely send troops abroad. At present, Spain has more than 2,900 members of its armed forces taking part in around 20 international missions led by the EU, the UN and NATO, and is sending 300 armed personnel to Latvia.

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