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"These are huge sums": in Germany they calculated how much will have to be spent on the army if it meets NATO requirements

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The German Institute for Economics presented an analysis that examines the financial component for the country's budget in the event that NATO commitments are fulfilled. First of all, it is about the fact that from overseas in relation to Berlin they constantly put forward claims that Germany's military spending does not correspond to the 2 percent of GDP required by the NATO charter.


At the end of 2020, it turned out that Germany spent about 1,5% of GDP on the military sphere. Previously, it was less. But Angela Merkel noted that the increase in costs in percent is not an increase in absolute numbers (real money). According to her, this growth manifested itself only due to the fact that in general, the German economy experienced the largest decline in recent years in 2020 (minus 5,1%). That is why spending on the military sphere turned out to be somewhat higher in relation to the falling GDP.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is a supporter of the "American" approach. In her opinion, the military budget needs to be increased, bringing it to 2% of GDP.

Crump-Carrenbauer:

We do not have enough funds for 15 major weapons projects. For example, this is the replacement of outdated Tornado fighters, transport helicopters, the purchase of new tanks and drones.

The above-mentioned institute notes that if NATO requirements are fulfilled, the military budget of Germany with the current volume of the state treasury of the Federal Republic of Germany should be about 79 billion US dollars. Thus, Germany can come out on the 3rd place in terms of military spending. Only China with a military budget of about $ 240 billion and the United States with almost $ 800 billion will remain ahead. For comparison, the military budget of the Russian Federation does not exceed $ 50 billion.

German experts assessed the results of calculating spending on the army in case of compliance with NATO requirements:

We are offered to spend on the army from 750 to 800 billion dollars over 10 years. These are huge sums that will bleed the German economy in the difficult period of overcoming the pandemic and its consequences.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 12 March 2021 06: 23
    +3
    The Germans know how to count money!
    And if you look from the other side, then the Americans on the territory of Germany keep their occupation troops under the pretext of protection from Russia, so let them protect them.
    When its troops are withdrawn, then Germany will begin to build up its army.
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 12 March 2021 06: 28
      +7
      They will pay what they say and will not go anywhere.
      from 2021, both the United States and Germany will invest 16 percent of the total in NATO's budget. Today, Germany's share of these expenditures is 14,8 percent (about 300 million euros), and the United States - 22,1 percent (470 million euros).
      Thus, Washington will be able to save about 120 million euros annually. This amount will be distributed among the other countries participating in the North Atlantic Treaty, including Germany, which will have to additionally allocate about 33 million euros a year for the maintenance of NATO.

      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 12 March 2021 06: 46
        +3
        German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is a supporter of the "American" approach. In her opinion, the military budget needs to be increased, bringing it to 2% of GDP.

        Burned laughing
        Whose ideas she voices is understandable.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 12 March 2021 13: 45
          +3
          We are offered to spend on the army from 750 to 800 billion dollars over 10 years. These are huge sums that will bleed the German economy in the difficult period of overcoming the pandemic and its consequences.

          Why are the Germans indignant? The Americans just want to weaken the German economy and crush Germany under themselves! All their vassals know about it. Ask Kramp-Karrenbauer, for example! lol
        2. Machito
          Machito 12 March 2021 18: 33
          -1
          With whom is Germany going to fight? With Russia? So we have no common borders. Perhaps through the JV gas pipeline. How will they attack us? Will they climb the gas pipeline? And where will the gas be taken during the war? from the USA? There are many questions, but no logical answers are visible.
      2. NDR-791
        NDR-791 12 March 2021 06: 49
        0
        Quote: WHAT IS
        from 2021, both the United States and Germany will invest 16 percent of the total in NATO's budget.

        Hochma is that it's only in NATO budget... For Germany personally, this is just unnecessary overhead. This money will not be used to re-equip the German army personally. This is, so to speak, for general purposes. But for this - We do not have enough funds for 15 major weapons projects. For example, this is the replacement of outdated Tornado fighters, transport helicopters, the purchase of new tanks and drones. Take it out, but put it on top.
      3. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 12 March 2021 09: 13
        +4
        This is a bit different.) You are confusing Germany's military spending, which the Americans demand to bring to 2% of GDP, and an order of magnitude smaller contributions to the maintenance of NATO as an organization.
    2. Cheshire
      Cheshire 12 March 2021 06: 35
      -1
      Quote: Victor_B
      And if you look from the other side, then the Americans on the territory of Germany keep their occupation troops under the pretext of protection from Russia, so let them protect them.
      When its troops are withdrawn, then Germany will begin to build up its army.

      hi There will be a complete redistribution of Europe between Germany, Turkey and Russia. Before the Germans have time to build up anything, these are opportunities for us.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 12 March 2021 09: 17
        +2
        And where did they go to France? It will be more powerful militarily than Germany and Turkey combined. Nuclear power, with a powerful air force and navy. And it produces practically all possible types of weapons, which cannot be said about Turkey or Germany.
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 12 March 2021 14: 31
          +1
          Quote: Sergej1972
          And where did they go to France?

          In the production of weapons, yes. But as WW2 showed, they are so-so soldiers. And as what the Arabs and Turks are doing on the streets of France, nothing has changed.
          In all fairness, the same thing is happening on the streets of Germany.
    3. rocket757
      rocket757 12 March 2021 07: 33
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      The Germans know how to count money!

      Striped people know how to "squeeze" money out of anyone !!! In this they are unsurpassed masters!
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 12 March 2021 07: 31
    0
    "These are huge sums": in Germany they calculated how much will have to be spent on the army if it meets NATO requirements

    Oh really!!! And what, now they will decide whether to pay or not pay? I would say HA, HA, but somehow it is not fun all this!
  3. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev 12 March 2021 07: 35
    +2
    May the Europeans not invest in the army for a "local" conflict. Do they need it? And if something happened, God forbid, everyone perfectly understands what it will lead to ... I don't think that the Germans have resolved their contradictions with the Anglo-Saxons, they are being incited again and everything is there ...
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 12 March 2021 07: 37
    0
    To this day, Russia has not attacked the Germans, and tomorrow it will not dress up, because we are generally a peaceful people, so the Germans can continue to breathe easily until the new "Adolf" comes to power!
  5. Cowbra
    Cowbra 12 March 2021 09: 05
    +1
    And another official from the Ministry of Defense said more simply - this money is not stupid. So there is nothing to discuss
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 12 March 2021 09: 18
      0
      In the FRG, it is politicians who decide to a greater extent, not officials. Ministers there are precisely politicians.
  6. Bolt cutter
    Bolt cutter 12 March 2021 09: 58
    -1
    They have money to support the army of refugees and European unemployed from Romania, and they do not mind, but they are hungry for the army good Alternatively, they think, however.
  7. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 12 March 2021 11: 07
    +1
    Germans, send mattresses in the woods behind the bathhouse and roll them a counter ball to pay babos to the German treasury for the "lease" of German lands and the operation of the sewer system, because these "rangers" are of no use to the Germans except shit.
  8. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 12 March 2021 15: 25
    0
    Today's statistics show:

    Industrial production in Germany has been declining for 26 consecutive months!

    That is, in the past November and December, a collapse was recorded for the third year in a row!

    The month-on-month indicator also did not justify the 0,3% increase: Siemens factories for electric trains, turbines, and electrics in Russia are increasing our industrial production and reducing German production!

    As they say: Welcam! laughing
  9. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 12 March 2021 15: 29
    0
    So in Germany it is getting better and better, you can envy!  laughing
    It is a pleasure to drag Greeks, Bulgarians, Romanians on you.
    ZY The locomotive stalls!  wassat
  10. Basarev
    Basarev 13 March 2021 13: 44
    +1
    The charter is the charter. We have taken upon ourselves obligations - we must fulfill them. You had to think when you joined. After all, the FRG entered NATO completely voluntarily, no one dragged it.