German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen wants a budget increase of €12bn
($14.6bn) on top of what her ministry was set to be allotted for 2019-2021 by the
country’s last finance minister. According to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Von
der Leyen’s demand is on top of what former finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble
earmarked in his budget draft from last summer.