Commentary on Political Economy

Sunday, 27 February 2022

 Germany to Raise Defense Spending Above 2% of GDP


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke during an extraordinary session of the Bundestag on Sunday. 

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Germany will boost defense spending, bringing it above 2% of gross domestic product, and create a strategic gas reserve, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday, marking a significant shift in the country’s defense and energy policies in reaction to Russia’s war in Ukraine.


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