Ministry of Defence: Saeima decides to spend more on defence, reaching the threshold of 2% of GDP for the first time in its history and ensuring the compliance with NATO standards, which require member states to spend at least 2% of their GDP on defence.
This will put Latvia among the few NATO member states, which already spend 2% of their GDP on defence, alongside six other NATO member states: USA, Greece, Estonia, the UK, Romania and Poland. The latter six reached NATO threshold before 2017.
Ministry of Defence has created an infographic offering a detailed breakdown of 2018 defence spending, description of defence priorities, capability development plans and funding required to implement such projects and priorities. Infographic also outlines the medium-term defence funding framework with projected expenditure levels for the coming years.