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    Defence Spending

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the Prague defence and security conference on Friday that the EU was spending on average €27,000 (£24,000; $30,000) per soldier on equipment and research, whereas the US was spending €108,000.

    Anybody calculate how much we are spending?

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    About €7.43 ????

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    do europe do butter vouchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithy View Post
    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the Prague defence and security conference on Friday that the EU was spending on average €27,000 (£24,000; $30,000) per soldier on equipment and research, whereas the US was spending €108,000.

    Anybody calculate how much we are spending?
    The capital expenditure ceiling on defence in the last budget was €74 million. The capital expenditure is what's spent on barracks, equipment, weapons, vehicles, aircraft, ships etc etc.
    With a strength ceiling of 9,500 personnel, your talking about €7,789 per soldier.

    If anybody has a copy of the more detailed Defence budget for 2017 (Vote 36) they could get a more accurate figure.

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