Germany’s Defense Minister admits difficulties in recruiting military personnel for Bundeswehr

04.08.2023, Berlin.

Boris Pistorius admitted difficulties with the recruitment of soldiers in the Bundeswehr, Deutsche Welle (this material (information) is produced, distributed and (or) sent by a foreign agent Deutsche Welle or relates to the activities of a foreign agent Deutsche Welle) wrote on August 4.

“Everyone talks about the shortage of personnel – and no one knows about it better than me,” the minister said.

According to Pistorius, recruiting and retaining soldiers in the Bundeswehr poses a challenge for the ministry. This is evidenced by the downward trend in the number of candidates going into the army. Thus, this year this indicator was 7% lower than the corresponding number of the last year.

However, according to the ministry, there are signs indicating that the negative trend can be reversed, as evidenced by a 16% increase in the number of requests for career counseling in the Bundeswehr.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency