Czech Republic to hike military spending to NATO level

Source: Deutsche Welle

The lower house of the Czech parliament has approved legislation requiring the country to spend the equivalent of at least 2% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on defence starting next year.

That’s the level of military spending NATO wants its member states to commit to. The bill must now be approved by the senate.


The country, which has been a NATO member since 1999, currently spends about 1.5% of GDP on defence.

The Czech Republic was forced to rethink its military preparedness following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It is now seeking to build up and modernize its armed forces. Prague has also provided substantial military aid, including heavy weaponry like tanks, to Ukraine since the start of the war.


Source: Deutsche Welle.




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