Denmark commits to increase its military budget

By Jonas Bisgaard Kristensen

The Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, has stated that Denmark will live up to its NATO commitments of spending two percent of the country’s budget on defense expenditure.

The public announcement from the prime minister came after a two-day visit in Copenhagen that ended on Friday (17 March 2017) from NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, who has stressed the need of countries like Denmark to show continued commitment to the military alliance.

On NATO’s website, Jens Stoltenberg thanks Denmark for the engagement and the country’s support of efforts to project stability in Iraq, Georgia and Ukraine.