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NATO: the allies invited to further increase their military spending


The increase in budgetary power aims to achieve a deterrent military mass, and to multiply the exercises between different armies.

More than a year after the start of the war in Ukraine, NATO is continuing its transformation.

In presenting his annual report on Tuesday, the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, proposed a new direction to the Member States.


2022 has been a pivotal year

" for the Alliance, he stressed, indicating that European military spending had increased by 2.2% between 2021 and 2022, that the West had provided military support, humanitarian and financial aid of 150 billion euros, and that two new states, Finland and Sweden, had started the process of joining NATO.

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Allied rearmament must still accelerate, however, according to NATO leaders.

In 2014, after the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the allies pledged to increase their military spending to aim for 2% of GDP in 2024. Almost a decade later, only seven of them on thirty have reached the goal in 2022: Greece (3.54%), the United States (3.46%), Lithuania…

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Source: lefigaro

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