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Greek Shipowner Donates Entire Wealth to the Armed Forces

A Greek shipowner and World War II veteran donated his entire wealth to the Greek armed forces earlier this week. Iakovos Tsounis, 97, donated 23 million euros and 60 landing craft, declaring that he wants to leave life as he...

Greece Announces New Leaders of the Armed Forces

The Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA), Greece's supreme decision-making body on issues of foreign policy and national defense, held a meeting on Friday morning and named who would become the new leaders of the country's armed...

Greek Citizen Protection Ministry Dissatisfied Over Retirement of Uniformed Officials

Greece's Citizen Protection Ministry expressed its dissatisfaction regarding the submission of a new amendment on the retirement of military and security force officials. The Ministry statement spoke of a sudden amendment submission, stressing that this action radically opposes the Ministry’s political leadership. This...

Cuts to Armed Forces Wages ruled Unconstitutional

  The Greek Council of State has ruled that the cuts made to the wages of members of the armed forces, police, coast guard and firemen in August 2012, were unconstitutional and that the government must pay the salaries it withheld. This...

Greek Former Army Officials Implicated in Arms Bribery

Greek businessman Panayiotis Efstathiou, a key suspect in the German arms bribery scandal testified today in front of the investigator. Leaks from his testimony have caused an uproar in the Armed Forces, with two former chiefs implicated in the...

Chairman of JCS Visits Athens

The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and United States Army General Martin Dempsey will be visiting Greece on December 8-9. The American General will meet with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Minister of National Defense Dimitris Avramopoulos...

Armed Forces Officers Rally in Thessaloniki

On September 6, representatives of the Hellenic Police, the Fire Brigade and Coast Guard hosted a rally in the White Tower of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece, shouting slogans, to express their opposition to wage and pension cuts. At...