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The French Constitutional Council approved a law to increase the military budget.

The French Constitutional Council approved a law to increase the military budget.

The French Constitutional Council approved a law on a record increase in the military budget to 413 billion euros in 2024-2030, Defense Minister Sebastian Lecornu said.

“I am pleased with the decision of the Constitutional Council to overwhelmingly approve the military programming law. This is a decisive law that provides unprecedented means to transform our army, ensure our nuclear program and prepare for future technological breakthroughs,” the minister wrote on Twitter.


French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he hoped to sign the law in the coming days.
According to the bill, in 2024-2030, the French armed forces will be allocated an “unprecedented” budget, according to the head of the defense ministry. It will grow to 400 billion euros, compared to 295 billion allocated in 2019-2025. Taking into account extrabudgetary spending on infrastructure and other items, the total budget of the Armed Forces should be 413.3 billion euros.

The bill focuses on the modernization of the army, especially in terms of nuclear deterrence, improvements in the conditions for the military, for which 10 billion euros will be allocated, equipment upgrades, investments in the protection of cyberspace, space and the navy.