Alerts Energy SECURITY 12 March, 2024 7:30 am   
COMMENTS: Marcin Karwowski

Polish President wants all NATO members to to increase military spending to 3% GDP

Krab Krab Howitzer. Picture by PGZ.

During the National Security Council meeting Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said that in his opinion all NATO states should increase their military spending.

President Andrzej Duda opened the meeting of the National Security Council with a speech. He talked about the 25th anniversary of Poland’s accession to NATO, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the threat from the Kremlin. He said NATO members should spend three percent of their GDP on defense. He added that they should not go below this threshold.

“The response to the Russian aggression has to be clear and brave. This equals increasing NATO’s military potential,” the President said.

Currently, member states should spend two percent of their GDP on defense. In 2023, Poland allocated 4% to this goal. Among the countries crossing this threshold are the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece and the Netherlands. 19 member states, including Germany, Norway and Turkey, spend less than 2 percent.

Marcin Karwowski