The absurdity of Military Spending. Analysis of the budget of defence in Spain, 2017
After being in decline for ten continuous years, the budget of the Spanish Ministry of Defense has increased by 32% compared to 2016. This enormous increase, as well as the budgetary fights that have been applied to hide the real military costs from the public opinion, are analyzed in this new report of Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace.
Further, this report sets out the criteria for the counting of military items established by Centre Delàs, which reveal that the current Spanish military expenditure amounts to 18,776 million euros, 51.4 million dollars a day and 1.64% of the GDP. This is well above the 1% as indicated by Minister of Defence María Dolores de Cospedal.
Author: Pere Ortega