EU Criticizes US For $640 Million Cut To UN Agencies

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The European Union foreign policy chief says investing in U.N. agencies, where the Trump administration has just cut U.S. funding by $640 million, is as important to global peace and security as defense spending — “and sometimes even more.”

Federica Mogherini told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that she wanted to speak directly to the EU’s American friends and make clear that military capabilities are only one element in the bloc’s security strategy that also stresses economic development, health care, education, strong state institutions and democracy.

She said that’s why the EU contributes half the total budget of U.N.’s funds and agencies focusing on those issues.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the EU a partner in many areas but urged stronger EU action on Syria, North Korea and Iran.

(AP)


2 COMMENTS

  1. SUCK THE MONEY. GLAD BRITAIN IS LEAVING THE EU. IT IS APPOINTED COMMISSION WHO DEMANDS ALL THE “RICH”
    COUNTTIES GIVE MORE AND MORE MONEY TO AN UNELECTED BODY. The un is another body that does not want over seeing of its spending.Let the un fold. It is just to enrich the people who serve there

  2. Trump understands that the UN is no more than an antisemitic anti-Israel blabbering club hijacked by terrorist states with an excessive and total waste-of-time apparatus. Trump knows it’s not hard to find where to invest the money far better. Unfortunately for the anti-semitic EU it will take a while to learn that.