Therefore, from now on, the Federal Republic of Germany will invest in the defense sector, which amounts to 2% of its GDP. There will also be a constitutionally protected "special fund for the armed forces" totalling 100 billion euros. The German government is supplying weapons for Ukraine's self-defense and has announced that it will remain committed to the European Joint Arms Program. The scale of these measures clearly shows that we are facing a profound paradigm shift in.
German foreign and security policy. However, in addition to these historic decisions, there is an urgent need for a strategic debate on the specific implementation and impact of the "change of the times" on German foreign and security policy. This raises the fax list question of what the German armed forces can and should do within the framework of the EU-NATO military alliance. Greater defense spending does not automatically generate greater security. EU member states have already spent more than 200 billion euros on weapons, four times as much as Russia. Nonetheless, Europe's defense capabilities lag far behind other nations due to lack of interoperability and structural duplication among European armed forces, as well as inefficient use of available resources.
In addition to the frequent calls for a reform of the procurement system of the German Armed Forces, tighter integration and greater unification of the forces within the coalition are also essential. Since the start of the Russian invasion, the EU has found new unity and adopted the most comprehensive sanctions package in its history. In addition, for the first time, it has delivered defensive weapons to crisis areas. In the past, shocking moments like the Ukraine war have been catalysts for further integration within the EU.