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Growth in Latvia’s defense budget from 2004 to 2008 had little to do with national defense

While according to official data, Latvia's defense budget had been growing for several years until 2008 when it reached 1.6% of gross domestic product, this was in fact thanks to the inclusion of many large and small projects in the defense budget that actually had very little to do with the National Armed Forces or defense, up to the staging of a theater play and publishing of literary works, Latvian State Television reported Sunday night, cites LETA.... Read more...

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