Received: 2016-08-20  |  Accepted: 2016-10-19

Title

Towards enhanced security: defense expenditures in the member states of the European Union


Abstract

Ensuring the defence of freedom, independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and population belongs to the main tasks of each state. Therefore, countries, in response to the current political, security and economic situation, must earmark, within the framework of their national budgets, a proportion of the available resources to ensure their defence. The aim of the article, based on current trends in the defence budgets of the European Union member states, is point out that not only the global economic and financial crisis and the credit and debt crisis in the euro area have a significant negative impact on the amount of resources, which individual European Union member states earmark to ensure their defence.


Keywords

defence, security, defence expenditure, European Union (EU), member states


JEL classifications

E00 , E69 , H40 , H56


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/215


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2017.6.3(4)

Authors

Ivančík, Radoslav
Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
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Nečas, Pavel
University of Security Management in Košice
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2017


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

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