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Kammenos dismisses media reports the case file of Saudi Arabia sales was sent to Palriament for investigation

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has dismissed media reports that the “case file regards sales of projectiles to Saudi Arabia” is about to be  or was already submitted to the Greek Palriament for investigation. The information was allegedly attributed to the Corruption Prosecution. In a letter to Corruption Prosecutor,  Kammenos asked …

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Defense Minister Kammenos contradicts Trump on F-16 cost

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos contradicted Us President Donald Trump about the cost for the upgrade of F-16. He clarified that the 2.4 billion USD – as Trump claimed – are not for the upgrade of F-16 only. Η οροφή για την αναβάθμιση των F-16 από τον προϋπολογισμό είναι 1,1δις …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos returns to prison after failing to provide 200K bail

Former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos was taken back to prison after his family failed to get together to sum of 200,000 euro needed for his bail. The former minister returned to prison after a a heart surgery in a public hospital. 77-year-old Akis Tsochatzopoulos has been convicted to 20 years …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos released from prison after 5 years

The five-member Court of Appeals for Felonies decided to release from prison former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos due to health reasons.Akis Tsochatzopoulos was convicted to 20 years imprisonment for bribes and money laundering. Total time he spent in prison is five years. By a majority of three to two …

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Greeks got new Defense and Development Ministers

Former Development Minister Nikos Dendias was named new Defense Minister after Dimitris Avramopoulos took the plane for Brussels and a new post as EU Commissioner for Migration. Consequently, the cabinet needed a new Development Minister…. Kostas Skrekas, a New Dimocratia MP from Trikala. PS we could also called this a …

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Defense Minister: Greece’s “Silent Military Force Can Make a Deafening Noise If Necessary”

 I am unable to decode the message of Greek caretaker Defense Minister Frangoulis Fragos, former Chief of Land Forces. Did the retired general address Greece’s friends or Greece’s external and/or internal foes? “I wish the Democracy functions and I will directly deliver [the mandate] to the elected Minister of Defense,” Frangos …

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Greek DefMin Replaced Military Leadership in a Surprising Move

Amid a major political turmoil, a  severe economic crisis and the Greek government to allegedly count its last hours, Defense Minister Panos Beglitis decided to replace the leadership of the Greek Armed Forces,  in a move that puzzled and left quite some questions unanswered. The Chief of General Staff, and the Chiefs …

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Thessaloniki: Protesters Boo Defense Minister (video)

 An angry crowd booed and chanted slogans against two government ministers attending the festivities of St. Dimitrios Day in Thessaloniki. Defense Minister Panos Beglitis and  deputy Transport minister Yannis Magkriotis were forced to hear people chanting “Thieves! Thieves!” while they were entering the St Dimitrios church. Some protesters even tried …

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