The Funding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Herman Matthijs

This article examines the funding of the budget of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NA.T.O.). No scientific studies have ever been published about this subject and for this reason alone the only reference material available to us were the primary budgetary sources. It must also be pointed out that NATO does not prepare an annual report containing an overview of its finances and administrative functioning. The aspects to be investigated are as follows:
- Who finances NATO and on what basis is this done?
- What happens to the funding given to NATO?
- How is NATO’s budget prepared and approved?
Finally, this article looks at the development of defence spending by NATO’s member states.

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