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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 Eyes US F-35 Jets After French Rafale

Greece is eying to buy the state-of-the-art F-35 fighter aircraft from the US, the country's Defense Minister revealed on Tuesday. Speaking after Greece and France signed the agreement to buy 18 Rafale fighters, Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said that "sooner or...

Rafale Jet Purchase Approved by Greek Parliament

The Greek Parliament overwhelmingly approved on Thursday the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighter jets. All of Greece's political parties, with the exception of the Communist party and Gianis Varoufakis' Mera25, voted for the bill which was approved by a...

Greece to Buy 18 Rafale Jets as it Doubles Defense Expenditure for 2021

Greek lawmakers approved the 2021 state budget, which includes a doubling of defense expenditures, after a five-day-long debate on Thursday night. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the government aims to increase spending on military capacity by 57% compared to that...

Greece Mulls Over Mandatory Military Service at 18

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed on Sunday that his government is thinking about introducing mandatory military service at 18. In remarks at a press conference in Thessaloniki, Mitsotakis said that this “is an issue that I am discussing and the...

Greece to Buy 18 Rafale Fighters, Four New Frigates to Boost Defense

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Saturday that Greece will buy 18 new Rafale aircraft and four frigates to address the defense needs of the country. The Greek premier, speaking in Thessaloniki, said that the defense of the country will...

Athens Says Greece Under ''Extraordinary and Asymmetrical Threat''

Greece is experiencing extraordinary and organized pressure by mass population movements, according to the spokesperson for the Greek government on Sunday evening. Stelios Petsas made these remarks following the conclusion of a meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs...

Greece Second Only to US in NATO Defense Spending

Greece is the country that spends the highest amount of money in NATO for its defense as a percentage of its GDP, after only the United States, official data recently revealed. According to the available data from NATO, only five...