On March 16, the Council of Ministers approved the application for the emergency fund for various ministries worth 608,189,325.12 euros. The Emergency Fund will finance loan changes for various ministerial posts and the Ministry of Defense to raise more than 569 million euros from that post.
In particular, a loan extension was approved for the Ministry of Defense to cover the costs of the Spanish armed forces’ involvement in peacekeeping operations. The amount of this increase is EUR 569,854,333.45.
2,900 military and civilian guards on 17 missions abroad
According to the Ministry of Defense, on December 22, 2020, the Council of Ministers extended the participation of Spanish military units and observers in peacekeeping operations within the framework of the United Nations, NATO and the EU until December 31, 2021. In general, the presence of the armed forces is maintained in the same operations . As in 2020, there will be only minor operational adjustments in some of them.
Photo: Use of the army in Mal (Ministry of Defense)
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