Starting from 2016, Poland's defense spending will meet the minimum NATO defense requirements – 2% of GDP, Joinfo.ua reports referring to Polskie Radio.
The amendments to the law on the restructuring and financing of the army were supported by 402 deputies, two voted negatively and another two abstained.
The amendment provides for assignation of at least 2% of GDP to defense. Now the share of defense spending in Poland is 1.95% of GDP. According to expert estimates, defense spending will increase by about 200 million euros.
It was Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, who promised to increase defense spending in her October speech. The increase in defense spending up to 2% of GDP recommended by NATO was also discussed last year by President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
It should be recalled that Foreign Minister of Poland Grzegorz Shetina said that by 2022, Poland would spend 130 billion zlotys on arms.