Responsible Defense Policy

This Autumn, Germany Should Pave Its Way out of the 46 Billion Defense Investment Gap

11/10/2018 | by Christian Mölling, Torben Schütz

DGAPkompakt Nr. 23 (October 2018), 6 pp.

Category: German Armed Forces, Germany

By the close of the ongoing budget negotiations in November 2018, Germany will have to decide on the future of its armed forces’ long-term recovery. To close the 46 billion euro gap, the defense budget and financial planning would need to be increased by approximately four billion euros each year until 2024. While endorsing their firm commitments to NATO and the EU, parliament and government have so far failed to agree on a budget fit enough to deliver on those tasks they have assigned to the Bundeswehr.

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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen is pictured next to a German Bundeswehr armed forces Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter of the Helicopter Wing 64 during her visit at Holzdorf Air Base, south of Berlin, Germany, July 24, 2018.

 
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