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The Greek army on strike?

(BRUSSELS2) Bonus cuts, budgetary restrictions… the Greek army is not spared from the budgetary restrictions affecting the Greek civil service.
And even if unions and even more strikes are prohibited, some have launched protest movements, notably on “Facebook”, advocating a “declaration of psychological incapacity for operations” (basically a strike on operations). An opposition movement which does not seem to be in the minority to the point that the Minister of Defense, Evangelos Venizelos, was publicly moved by it in front of the aviators of the fighter squadron n°114 based in Tanagra, equipped in particular with Mirage 2000 and responsible for the defense of Greek airspace. A campaign that the Turkish press was obviously quick to mention. “It's a bad signal and a sign of weakness,” the Greek minister underlined.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).