Figures of the Federal government: Nearly a billion Euro for American troops

The Federal government has paid in the past ten years almost one billion Euro for the stationing of American troops in Germany. With 648,5 million euros, about

Figures of the Federal government: Nearly a billion Euro for American troops

The Federal government has paid in the past ten years almost one billion Euro for the stationing of American troops in Germany. With 648,5 million euros, about two-thirds of which related to grants for construction and 333,9 million on so-called defence costs. These mainly aid payments to former Employees of the American armed forces, the resolve of American soldiers caused damages and the reimbursement of American investments in former military sites count. The response of the Ministry of Finance on a request of the Left party deputies Brigitte free hold.

The United States pay for the troops stationed however, many times, which leads to Germany. The Department of defense in Washington estimates that the expenses for 2020, in a budget paper from the last year to approximately 8,125 billion dollars (7,234 billion euros). That's 55 Times as much as the 132.4 million euros paid out by Germany in the past year.

No other location for the Troops, the American taxpayers are more expensive. However, the troops in the whole of Europe and far beyond from the bases in Germany benefit. Over Ramstein in Rhineland-Palatinate, the supply of the stakes in Iraq or in Afghanistan, in the neighboring Landstuhl, the largest American military hospital outside the United States, in Stuttgart, the headquarters for the American forces in Europe and Africa, the Hesse, Wiesbaden is home to the Headquarters of the U.S. Army in Europe and in the Bavarian town of Grafenwöhr, there is one of the largest military training grounds in Europe.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 05:20

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