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.
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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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