Emmanuel Macron announces an envelope of 413 billion euros for financing of armies in seven years

The Head of State revealed Friday the main orientations of the future military programming law 2024-2030, placed under the sign of the “transformation of the armies” against the backdrop of the war in Europe.

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The budgetary effort made is large, even if it may be amputated by inflation and the explosion of energy costs. Emmanuel Macron unveiled Friday, January 20, the main orientations of the future military programming law (LPM) 2024-2030 on Friday, January 20, while the war in Ukraine highlighted weaknesses in the French military system.

From the Mont-de-Marsan air base (Landes), the President of the Republic notably announced an envelope of 413 billion euros for the financing of the armies in the next seven years. The next military programming law, which will be presented in Parliament in March, therefore promises to continue the financial effort in terms of defense after a 2019-2025 LPM of 295 billion euros, which had ended years of budgetary cuts In the armies.

“” The efforts will be in proportion to the dangers, that is to say considerable. […] We must have a war in advance, “said Emmanuel Macron, acting the end of” peace dividends “in the face of the emergence of” new conflicts “that threaten all over the world.

“We go from a logic of repair to a logic of transformation of the armies. We must be able to be more effective and efficient”, underlined the Elysée before these announcements, while the war in Ukraine pushed the most reluctant to devote more money to their defense. Germany unlocked last year 100 billion euros to modernize its armies.

/Media reports cited above.