Hulala: Le réarmement de la Pologne n’en est qu’à ses débuts

Our Martin Michelot analyzed for a French periodical Hulala the Polish armed forces.

Our Martin Michelot analyzed for the French periodical Hulala the Polish armed forces.  

(...) Poland's annual defense budget is about 9.3 billion euros in 2017. The effects of the Polish army's modernization process will be reflected approximately in 2021. It is expected that a total of $ 55 billion will be spent in the next 15 years on modernization the armed forces, which means a double defense budget of 2.5% of GDP.

The reorganization may allow Poland to participate in any military operations to maintain peace and stability in Africa or the Middle East for example. The participation of the army outside the neighborhood area has an obvious strategic intentions: to emphasize the role of Poland in solving the international conflicts, to create some political levers against the other European countries and, to a certain extent, to demonstrate that it is able to show solidarity with its European neighbors.

The whole article (in French) is available here.  

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Martin Michelot
Senior Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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