Report 43 of the Centre Delàs “Critique of reason for military spending (years 2019-2020). Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the arms race continues”
The new report published by the Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau on Spain’s military spending estimates military spending at 20,030 million euros for the year 2020. These data take into account part of the consolidated budget of the Ministry of Defence, of 10,199 million, the rest of the military expenditure distributed in other ministries that are not included in the Defence credits.
The analysis highlights the approval by the PSOE Government since the end of 2018 of seven new Special Armament Programmes (SAP), which reach a total of 13,356 million Euros for the manufacture of armaments between 2019 and 2032.
“If this massive military spending of over $20 billion a year (according to governments) to provide security had been spent on health and social services, it would certainly have provided greater security for citizens”, concludes the report.
Author: Pere Ortega