Slovenia stepping up defence spending

Slovenia will step up defence spending to meet the target 2% of GDP by 2030, five years earlier than planned so far, under a resolution passed by the National Assembly on 22 March. Slovenia's defence spending as a share of GDP is among the lowest in NATO.

The resolution, carried by 55 votes to six, sets out a plan for the development of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) by 2040, updating on the plans passed by the legislature more than a year ago.

The government says the more ambitions plans for the country's defence capabilities are a result of the changed security landscape...

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