Letter to Brussels Merkel Seeks to Ease German Arms Exports

Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to make it easier for the German arms industry to export weapons. In a position paper sent to Brussels recently, Berlin asked that "economic interests" be "adequately considered" when it comes to export controls on arms shipments.
A German Leopard II tank

A German Leopard II tank

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