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Army financing will be the main spending point of France in the coming years.

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In the coming 12 years, Paris will spend € 364 billion on the defense sector. Such data was presented today to the President of the Republic Francois Hollande.


France ranks second in terms of military spending in Europe after the UK and expects to keep it for at least the next 12 years. The French are planning to stabilize their annual defense spending at € 31,4 billion. In the period from 2014 to 2019, they will make € 179,2 billion. In general, 11% of the country's budget will be allocated for military needs. Accepting the report on military spending, President Hollande promised to make military service more prestigious: “The main thing through this White Paper is to make sure that our army will be provided with the best conditions for training, better equipment and better intelligence.”

The white paper in France is a document that sets out the main directions of the country's policy in the field of defense and national security. Among these areas: improving the forces of nuclear deterrence, intelligence, which will receive new drones, and the strengthening of airborne troops, designed to operate outside France.

Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the increase in funding for the armed forces is focused on the challenges of the future: “The White Paper will refine our strategy for the period up to 2025. Of course, its preparation was carried out in a tense budget situation. The proposed model for the development of the armed forces will provide an answer to all the security challenges France may face in the future. ”
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  1. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB April 30 2013 10: 13 New
    +7
    The pre-empire, the last victory of which was the first war of Napoleon, is trying to be great-power ... is he going to take in the army of gays or mercenaries who except for the African tribes can not fight? Nietzsche was right in saying that France is the locomotive of European decadence ...
    1. Russian
      Russian April 30 2013 12: 02 New
      +1
      I remembered a story about gays! In ancient Greece, they just recruited such that they would better protect each other in battle, and the same situation was in the phalanx of the Macedonian army, so to see, France decided to borrow this experience)
    2. Su24
      Su24 April 30 2013 13: 11 New
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      We arrived, the last victory of France was the First World War.
      1. ShturmKGB
        ShturmKGB April 30 2013 14: 21 New
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        The victory of France in the First World War is a gift of fate, a huge and undeserved gift ...
    3. kirieeleyson
      kirieeleyson April 30 2013 13: 46 New
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      You beat me to Nietzsche. Poor poor France, was ruined by her idea of ​​universal values, which the Anglo-Saxons imposed on all of Europe. It seems to me somewhere here I realized that I won’t go there.
  2. ziqzaq
    ziqzaq April 30 2013 10: 14 New
    +6
    It would be better if they allocated this money to fight homosexuals, for the military potential it is much more significant .......
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets April 30 2013 12: 41 New
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      Quote: ziqzaq
      It would be better if they allocated this money to fight homosexuals, for the military potential it is much more significant .......

      Who are they? Homosexuals cannot allocate money to fight with themselves, the latest votes of French lawmakers confirm this.
  3. JonnyT
    JonnyT April 30 2013 10: 16 New
    +2
    A very useful measure during the pan-European crisis!
    Getting ready ...... the whole world is getting ready!
  4. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov April 30 2013 10: 54 New
    +1
    Expenses planned for 12 years ahead laughing There is such a saying - The financial crisis crept unnoticed. Åland stroke hello wink
  5. Vtel
    Vtel April 30 2013 10: 54 New
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    In the coming 12 years, Paris will spend € 364 billion on the defense sector. Such data was presented today to the President of the Republic Francois Hollande.

    It would be better if this money was spent on the treatment of its blueness, more benefits.
  6. Larus
    Larus April 30 2013 11: 40 New
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    Colonies are waiting, the military will now more than ever be in demand in Western countries, which cannot live otherwise, only to rob.
  7. Tatarus
    Tatarus April 30 2013 12: 08 New
    +3
    Oh, you are Paris, Paris.
    You will definitely be Russian.
    You will save eternity.
    You will forget the blue.

    Actually, it’s scary when such a cultural people are artificially turned into a herd of not up to people.
  8. Don
    Don April 30 2013 12: 17 New
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    I am glad that France can afford to spend only 364 billion euros for 12 years, and the Russian Federation for 8 years 625 billion dollars.
    1. Larus
      Larus April 30 2013 12: 53 New
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      I would not trust the official figures voiced by officials, because It turns out as always that the amount is not the same.
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 30 2013 13: 00 New
    +1
    That will fall into the legion. A lot of things rest on it, "and there is a quarter of our people."
  10. Die-hard
    Die-hard April 30 2013 13: 20 New
    +1
    Against the background of an active reduction of everything and everything among the Western European armies, the French are keeping alert. I don’t even know what to say.
  11. Ram chandra
    Ram chandra April 30 2013 14: 06 New
    +1
    Flying aquariums are waiting for those who wish to fly with the breeze!