The budget of the Ministry of defense of Germany will be increased for the first time in most years, and justified the decision policy of the Russian capital, which in Berlin is considered threatening European security, reports DW.
Preparing to discuss the military Budget for the next four years, the Bundestag already currently assumes that the amount of expenditure for the following year, eventually will be voiced above, As " the present policy of Russia concerning Ukraine is increasingly perceived in Germany As a military Danger to all of Europe ", Deutsche Welle reports.
as long as the story is about the allocation of 34, 4 billion euros in 2016 (1, 9 billion more than in 2015, in 2017 - 34, 9 billion euros in 2018 35 billion euros in 2019 - 35, 2 billion euros, but in the military Committee of the Bundestag believe that at least in 2016 military spending in the end will be above. We emphasize that in the last few years, Germany have gradually reduced military spending, reducing the size of the army with five hundred to 185 thousand Soldiers and abolishing conscription. Held by the former Ministers of defence of the reform of the Bundeswehr were aimed at saving the budget. Such a policy, According to the Commissioner of the Bundestag for the Bundeswehr Hans-Peter Bartels, led to the formation in the army a kind of "dummy" structures that exist only on paper, and military equipment and other equipment for peacekeeping operations collect literally with the world on a string. Bartels informs that Germany should have a military Budget not in 34, and 58 billion euros, but this increase of expenses under this article is unrealistic. On the contrary to raise military spending by only 0, 1% of GDP would mean that the Budget of the Ministry of defence of Germany will grow by 2, 9 billion euros. Thursday in a special edition of the National Interest published an article about the deplorable condition of the army of Germany, which was once one of the largest and best equipped in the world, and now because of underfunding is experiencing serious problems.