“General de Villiers told the French media that Mr. Macron had promised he would fulfill his campaign pledge to increase military spending to 2 percent of G.D.P. from around 1.78 percent. And Mr. Macron has seemed sympathetic, making several visits with military personnel during his first days in office.”
This is strange, since France has agreed to pay 3% of its gdp for military as part of NATO. This is one of Trump’s major complaints about the Europeans.