Posts tagged as defence budget

Latvia votes for future

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The general elections in Latvia will take place on October 6, 2018. On Saturday Latvians will choose their future. Though it sounds very pathetic, future of the country really depends on the results of these elections. In an interview with Latvian information agency LETA, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, commenting the atmosphere during this pre-election period, said that a serious battle of people’s minds and hearts is going on right now.…

German cabinet agrees defence budget

Friday, May 4, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has approved a federal budget for 2018 that increases defence spending by EUR1.5 billion (USD1.8 billion) to EUR38.5 billion. The defence budget is set to grow to EUR41.5 billion in 2019. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on 2 May that the cabinet also agreed the main points of a finance plan for 2019–22, underlining the importance of budget planning “also providing a…