Or, in other words, how one crazy fuck can turn the clock back for almost the entire continent.
Romania already agreed to spend at least 2% on defense from 2017 to 2026. Poland and all of Eastern Europe , really, have all committed to increases in defense spending. And don't misinterpret this , please , but except for Romania and Poland , no increase in Eastern European military budgets is really meaningful considering the adversary. These are two countries that have been ripped apart and invaded and sucked dry of most of their assets twice this century. Poland got in the EU in 2004 and my country in 2007. The fact that Eastern Europe , again and again is under the threat of foreign aggression and is impeded by external powers to develop to its full potential.. again ... well ... such is life , I guess.