Danish Defense Agreement 2018

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The new Danish defence agreement is supported by the government, the Danish People`s Party, the Social Democrats and the Social Liberal Party. The main themes discussed in the negotiations on the new defence agreement for 2018-2023 were the extent of the increase in defence spending, the need to adapt the armed forces shipping model to the requirements of collective defence, whether it is useful to increase the number of conscripts and the role of the armed forces in ensuring internal security. The final text of the new agreement, published in January 2018, was a consensus reached by six of the nine parties in the Danish parliament. It is a compromise between the position of the centre-left opposition and the ruling Liberals, who are in favour of maintaining the current model of the armed forces, and the proposals of the political right. These include a better balance between the capabilities of shipments and engagement in the Baltic Sea region, as well as investments in internal security. Among the new initiatives in the document, most of the funds were spent on developing a capacity to send a heavy brigade outside the Danish borders, using the armed forces in the police and combating cyber-attacks. A coalition of parties in the Danish Parliament has agreed to attach 1.5 billion kronor ($229.7 million) to the agreed defence budget for 2023, which would represent 1.5% of gross domestic PRODUCT for this year. [D] The reality is that the U.S. Congress – and the great American political decision – will lose appetite and patience to spend increasingly valuable resources on nations that do not seem willing to spend the necessary resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and competent partners in their own defense.

HELSINKI – Denmark has reached a cross-party political agreement that will reset the country`s defence infrastructure and raise military spending to a record high. [16] The U.S. military presence on the island is sanctioned under the bilateral agreement with Denmark on the defence of Greenland from 1951. It is significant that the agreement advances Denmark`s target of increasing military spending to 2% of GDP, a target NATO has set for its member states by 2024. But there are also elements in the agreement that we need to pay special attention to to CS (the central association of permanent defence personnel). The agreement was negotiated as part of the new defence agreement for 2018-2023.

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