Poland increases defense spending

Poland is increasing defense spending, according to Digital Journal:

Poland on Friday hiked defence spending above the 2 percent of GDP target set by NATO which few member states have so far have met.

The parliament, in which the rightwing government has a majority, endorsed plans by Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz to raise the budget from the current 2 percent of GDP to 2.5 percent by 2030.

Under this plan, spending is initially expected to reach 2.1 percent by 2020.
Troop numbers in Poland are also expected to grow from 130,000 to 200,000, by 2030, including 130,000 professional soldiers. The rest will be reserves.

That’s a lot of soldiers.




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