Opinion: Vilnius increases defence spending in face of disappointing responses from Western Europe

The Lithuanian parliament on July 10 adopted budget amendments to increase spending on national defense by 37.6 million euros. The decision, which was predicted by Stratfor, passed with the support of the government and the opposition and was praised by the American Embassy in Lithuania. With this measure, Lithuania will take its military spending closer to 1 percent of gross domestic product - a mark still well below NATO’s official target of 2 percent.
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