the Creek Right will that Norway follows up on our commitments in NATO at that budget allocations to the Armed forces escalate further to 2 per cent of GDP by 2024, says Harek Elvenes to the Newspaper.
- This is a better, more precise and more binding formulation than that proposed by the resolusjonskomiteen, he stresses.
In the proposal for a statement about foreign and defence policy as the congress shall treat, it is stated that the Right will "increase the defence budget and further move Uk in direction of toprosentmålet in 2024".
- You mean that the wording "move" and "in the direction of" too little binding?
- Yes. It indicates an increase. But there may be a slight increase, " says Elvenes, who sits in the foreign and forsvarskomiteen in Parliament.Aiming clearer
Elvenes has been in the working group that has come up with the formulation he now believes is too little commitment.
I voted for the wording that was adopted at this weekend's annual meeting in the Bay Right and that will be submitted as a proposal to congress. It is right to aim more clearly on the goal of 2 per cent of GDP, he says to Dagbladet.
the Creek Right consist of the old fylkeslagene Østfold, Buskerud and Akershus. The creek will have the largest delegation when the Right benches to the items on the Airport the 15. - 17. march.
I believe, moreover, that the NATO goal, as is a proposed point in the storresolusjonen, also must be built into the prinsipprogrammet that should be adopted by the congress, notifies Elvenes.Solberg: - Difficult
the party Leader and prime minister Erna Solberg has warned of a clear commitment in the Conservative program.24 billion that creates a headache for Erna before Trump hits
An absolute requirement for defence investment linked to the GDP is problematic because the Norwegian economy is growing. 2-prosentmålet, therefore, will constitute ever-more billion, Solberg endorsed.
- Because there is such a high growth in the Norwegian economy, becomes the target of 2 per cent of GDP is difficult, Solberg to the Newspaper before she was to meet Us president Donald Trump during the NATO summit in Brussels last summer.
We should spend more money on Defense, but can not now say how much more, added she.- Operational missing
According to a report the Norwegian Defence research establishment (FI) presented Friday, the current long-term plan for the Defense serious operational shortfalls and will be more expensive to implement than previous estimates suggest.- Today's forsvarsplan has "serious operational shortfalls"
Norway uses according to the report 1,55 percent of GDP on Defense today. An increase to 2-prosentmålet in 2024 assumes, according to NTB an increase of the defence budget is approximately nok 19 billion beyond the planned level for the 2020 budget.
the Calculation takes starting point in a financial scope of action is limited downwardly by the budsjettbanen to implement the current plans, and upwards of a budsjettbane that corresponds to the NATO goal of 2 percent of gross domestic product.
- the Difference between these two levels increase over time and amount to 500 billion in the period 2021-2037, said the report, according to NTB.Condemns Russian GPS jamming. - Improper behavior