Under the visor again had to take the President of Lithuania Dale Grybauskaite. She announced that Lithuania would do its utmost to increase state expenditures for the country's military needs to 2% of GDP by 2018. Earlier, the same Grybauskaite declared that Lithuania could achieve a two-percent “standard” of NATO in Lithuania not earlier than 2020 of the year. Now, as you can see, the plans are shifted by a couple of years, as Grybauskaite is trying not to fall into disfavor of the NATO elite.
Grybauskaite announced plans to reach a two-percent plan during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who opened one of the new NATO centers in Lithuania.
Grybauskaite writes in Facebook:
Together with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, they opened a NATO office in Vilnius. Its creation is another proof that the alliance is taking all measures for the defense of Lithuania and the security of our people.