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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-16

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] KYSEA cuts military service, arms spending

  • [01] KYSEA cuts military service, arms spending

    The government council for foreign affairs and defence (KYSEA) that met Tuesday chaired by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis approved the reduction of mandatory military service in the ground forces to nine months as well as armaments' spending cuts.

    Speaking after the meeting, National Defence Minister Evangelos Meimarakis stated that the funds saved in 2010 will amount to 15 pct whereas for the next 4 years they will reach 10 pct per year, adding that they could be used in other social actions planned by the national economy and finance ministry.

    As regards the reduction of mandatory military service in the ground forces, Meimarakis stated that the measure would go into effect for all those presenting themselves in August. Shorter reductions will go into effect for those that presented themselves for military service earlier in 2009. Specifically, those who began their national military service last February will serve 11 months in total, while those that began in May will serve 10 months.

    Previously, the length of mandatory military service had been exactly one year.

    KYSEA was also briefed by the defence minister and the Chief of the National Defence General Staff on the new structure of the NATO forces and the Larissa headquarters.

    Earlier, the prime minister had a separate meeting with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis.


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