Poland to increase defence budget by about 10% in 2025, says minister

Interview with Polish Deputy Defence Minister Tomczyk in Warsaw

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will increase its defence budget by about 10% in 2025 to a record high, a minister said on Thursday.

"The budget of the ministry of national defence will be the highest in history, it will be about 10% higher than in 2024. It will be a record budget, higher not only in nominal terms but also in relation to GDP," deputy defence minister Cezary Tomczyk said in an interview with private broadcaster TVN24.

(Reporting by Karol Badohal; Editing by Susan Fenton)