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Polish PM calls for greater NATO defence spending

PR dla Zagranicy
Alicja Baczyńska 17.02.2018 12:04
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has appealed to NATO’s 29 member states to raise military spending to 2 percent of their GDP.
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Speaking at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, Morawiecki called for a road map for all member countries to reach that threshold in order to be “more self-sufficient” rather than relying on the United States for defence.

Morawiecki singled out “the free riders who live under a Pax Americana but pretend to be self-reliant in terms of security.”

Poland is one of just five NATO members that earmark 2 percent of their GDP on defence.

Morawiecki added that NATO member states have “so many different tanks, planes and other types of equipment that it is difficult to create a common security and defence policy in Europe.”


Source: IAR, PAP

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