Berlin appreciates "the cooperation with the U.S. armed forces that has grown over the decades", and that bond serves "the interest of our two countries", he said. "The federal government should accept it with gratitude and promptly start preparing the complete withdrawal of USA soldiers with the Trump administration", said Dietmar Bartsch.
Mr Maas acknowledged problems in Germany's relationship with the United States, saying: "We are close partners in the transatlantic alliance".
Tobias Lindner, a Green party lawmaker, was cited as recalling Donald Trump's appearances at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summits, where he in numerous instances called out USA allies, including Berlin, for inadequate defence spending, slamming Germany as "a captive to Russia" for adhering to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
Senior lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative bloc were more critical of the move, which would slash USA forces in Germany by slightly more than a quarter.
It also served as another "wake-up call" for Europeans to take more responsibility for their own defence, he said in a statement on Saturday.
Economy adding 2.5 million jobs in May
But the European Central Bank also warned it expects the region's economy to shrink 8.7% this year due to the pandemic. The yield on the 10-year Treasury surged 10.24% to 0.904% while yield on the 30-year Treasury jumped 3.33% to 1.678%.
Pakistan to witness partial lunar eclipse tonight
A good time to try to catch it will be at moonrise, when it can sometimes appear to be bigger and take on an amber tint. Despite its name, the Moon will retain its creamy colour - but experts believe it could be more visible than usual.
NBA Season May Resume in July, from Disney World
The league still has to finalize the plan with the players union, which will meet on Friday, according to the New York Times . The NBA has also set August 25 for the date of its draft lottery and October 15 for the draft, Wojnarowski reported.
U.S. Army Paratroopers, assigned to Battery A, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, load a round into a M119 105mm howitzer during a live fire exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 4, 2018. "Putin must be deliriously happy with United States troops in America's streets and USA troops leaving European streets".
Although the American military presence has strongly declined since the end of the Cold War almost three decades ago, Germany remains a crucial hub for U.S. armed forces.
Poland hopes to receive more U.S. troops as a outcome, the country's prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, said on Saturday.
The headquarters for U.S. forces in Europe and Africa are both based in Stuttgart, while the U.S. air base in Ramstein plays a major role in transporting soldiers and equipment to Iraq and Afghanistan. The formal order to begin moving troops has yet to be given but is expected soon.