Czech PM says wants to reverse trend of falling defence spending
BRATISLAVA May 15 (Reuters) - The Czech government will aim to reverse a trend of declining spending on defence, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Thursday.
"The new Czech government will try to reverse this negative trend," Sobotka said at a security conference in the Slovak capital.
He said his centre-left cabinet would propose halting any further decline in its 2015 budget plan. The Czech Republic is a NATO member since 1999. (Reporting by Jan Lopatka and Jakub Iglewski; Writing by Jason Hovet)
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