NATO Verteidigungsausgaben infographic
Graphic zeigt die Änderungen der Verteidigungsausgaben der NATO von 2014 bis 2023.


NATO Ausgaben für Verteidigung steigen

By Duncan Mil

February 15, 2024 - Achtzehn der 31 NATO Mitglieder wollen ihrer Verpflichtung nachkommen und zwei Prozent ihres BIPs für Verteidigung ausgeben –
dieser Entschluß wurde bereits 2014 gefasst, nach der Annexion der Krim durch Russland.
Eighteen of NATO’s 31 members will meet their commitment to spend two per cent of their GDP on defence this year – a decision taken following Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.

The need to increase defence spending followed Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced at a press conference in Brussels that European countries in NATO would invest $380 billion in defence spending in 2024 ahead of a meeting of NATO defence ministers.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump recently stated that he would encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to NATO member countries that fail to meet the Defence Investment Pledge if he were to be re-elected president.

On Wednesday, Trump’s adviser, Keith Kellogg, proposed a new system for NATO members who don’t pay up. He suggested that if a member of the alliance fails to spend at least 2% of its gross domestic product, he would support removing that nation’s Article 5 protections under the North Atlantic Treaty.

Article 5 states that an attack against one member of the NATO alliance will be considered an attack against all, and coalition members must respond appropriately.

According to NATO estimates, 11 of NATO’s 31 members met the 2% target last year. In 2014, only three allies were meeting the 2% target.

PUBLISHED: 15/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images