Spain increases military spending to close gap with NATO target | app

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain is increasing military spending as it strives to meet a NATO commitment to spend 2% of its gross domestic product on defense, the Spanish government announced Tuesday.

Cabinet members approved a one-time expenditure of nearly one billion euros ($1 billion) for the Spanish Ministry of Defense which the government said was needed to cover unforeseen expenses caused by the Russian invasion from Ukraine.

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