Poland supports the abolition of restrictions on defense spending in the EU, and for this purpose, the head Bronislaw Komorowski, ought to exclude them from the limit of budgetary obligations, which allows you to expend on military spending to 3% of GDP, writes.
Polish initiative caused by the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine and poor condition of the armies of the States members of the EU and NATO, stresses the magazine.
Today the Polish armed forces rank fifth in terms of military power in the European Union. It is the result, on the one hand, the reduction of military spending in the West, with reverse - implementation of the ambitious program of modernization of Polish army. This is the largest defence project in the European Union, which the Polish government has allocated 130 billion zlotys (about $36 billion.
NATO makes recommendations to its members to spend money on defense on a maximum of 3% of GDP. In Western Europe, however not all States follow this advice. For example, Germany spends only 1, 2%, Spain 1%, Netherlands 1, 3%, Britain - about 2%, says the print edition.
Differently behaving Eastern European countries. Say, Lithuania wants this year to increase spending on the military by 50%. The phantom Russian submarine near Stockholm scared and Swedes, which last year increased its Military budget by 5, 9%, and this year are going to increase by 5, 3%, enumerates the magazine.
the military standoff in Ukraine has led to the growth of military expenditures of the EU member States located in Eastern Europe, leads the print edition of the expert at the Stockholm international research Institute of peace SIRRI Sam Peyreleau-Freeman.
at the same time, despite Russia's deep economic crisis, increasing Military capacity much faster, says the magazine. This year she is going to spend on defences, $84, 5 billion - more than any EU country.
the story is about the fact that EU member States have increased spending on the military without fear of budget deficits, which can lead to greater surveillance from Brussels.
After supporting the idea of creating a European energy Union Is another project, which was the reaction of Poland on the policy of the Russian Federation. The initiative supports the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, highlights.
Promoting the Initiative, Poland can gain allies in France, which not so long ago said about the increased spending on the army. For its part, an opponent of the project, according to Rzeczpospolita, is Germany. Berlin fears that a waiver of limitation of the budget deficit have the opportunity to benefit countries with large external debt, for example Greece.