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#Lithuania plans 35% increase in 2016 defence budget - IHS Jane's 360

#Lithuania plans 35% increase in 2016 defence budget - IHS Jane's 360

Lithuania intends to expand its defence budget by 35.2% in 2016, according to the country's new draft budget released on 28 September. Lithuania's defence budget (2007-16) (IHS) Total expenditure on defence is expected to reach EUR574 million (USD644 million). Under the increase planned for 2016, the Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) budget will grow to 1.5% of gross domestic product (GDP), up from 1.1% in 2015. The boost to spending follows a March 2014 announcement by Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius that cross-party agreement had been achieved to raise military spending to 2% of GDP by 2020, a move sparked by Russia's annexation of Crimea in Ukraine the same month. To read the full article, Client Login

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