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143.2 billion DKK investment in the Danish Army over the next decade


The government agreed with almost every parliamentary party (with the exception of the left-wing party Enhedslisten and the green party Alternativet) to make a significant investment in the Danish Army. However, so far they have only agreed on the amount of money they want to invest. In the autumn, we will also find out what initiatives will be funded by this large investment. 

  • The first problem they need to solve is the recruitment and retention of military personnel. More soldiers are needed. Unfortunately, the Defense Minister rejects the idea that part of the money should be spent on higher salaries. 
  • The second item on their agenda will be the monitoring of the Arctic and North Atlantic. Especially after reports of Russian spy ships that threaten our critical infrastructure. 
  • The third issue is the condition of the barracks and other military buildings. They need to be refurbished.
  • Currently, Denmark does not live up to the NATO expectations of spending 2% of the GDP on the military. In 2022, the percentage was at 1.38%. 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matache
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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