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The accounts of the Nato: who pays what?

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The U.S., the biggest lender, Germany is in second place.

The direct contributions of the member states to the Nato for this year estimated at 2,27 billion euro, learns the website of the organization. That money is intended for the joint to cover costs such as maintenance and staff costs of the head office, the functioning of the command structure and a number of investments all the Nato members.

To calculate what share of that amount, each member state must pay, is a distribution key agreed upon. The US pay this year and next 22,14 percent of that direct contribution. They are the largest lender. Germany pays 14,78 percent of the direct expenditure, France is the second largest payer with 10,50%. France and Germany together pay a greater share of those costs than the US. Belgium pays 1.95 per cent.

But the indirect contributions to Nato are much larger than the direct. This is the expenditure that countries themselves do for (voluntary) participation in military operations and missions of Nato. The defence expenditures of the member states, where Trump so often insists, play a role: the more a country spends on defence, the more it can participate in that Navooperaties. Hence the agreement that all the countries their defence spending to increase to 2 percent of their gross domestic product (gdp).

The U.s. gdp is less than half of the gdp of the entire alliance. But the American share in the defensiebestedingen of all Nato member states is currently 67 percent. That does not mean that the US is also 67 percent of the costs of Nato to bear, says the Nato itself. Because, of course, not all American defensiebestedingen to Nato. It does mean that the alliance disproportionately strongly relies, or should rely, on the U.S. and U.s. facilities and material to its operations.

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