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Greece: Only Athens will decide on cuts to Greek defence budget - PM Tsipras01:23

Greece: Only Athens will decide on cuts to Greek defence budget - PM Tsipras

Greece, Athens
July 2, 2015 at 02:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

The geopolitical orientation of Greece is not going to change, however there are additional opportunities to be explored, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at a press conference at the Ministry of Defence in Athens, Thursday.

Tsipras and Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos also emphasised that there was no more space for cuts to the country's defence budget.

The Greek people will hold a referendum on July 5 to decide whether to accept the austerity measures requested by the so-called "troika" (IMF, ECB, EC). The Greek government closed the country's banks on Monday, as well as imposing limits on withdrawals until July 6. A 'No' vote by the Greek people would reject new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors, while a 'Yes' would accept the institutions' conditions for a new Greek bailout package.

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The geopolitical orientation of Greece is not going to change, however there are additional opportunities to be explored, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at a press conference at the Ministry of Defence in Athens, Thursday.

Tsipras and Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos also emphasised that there was no more space for cuts to the country's defence budget.

The Greek people will hold a referendum on July 5 to decide whether to accept the austerity measures requested by the so-called "troika" (IMF, ECB, EC). The Greek government closed the country's banks on Monday, as well as imposing limits on withdrawals until July 6. A 'No' vote by the Greek people would reject new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors, while a 'Yes' would accept the institutions' conditions for a new Greek bailout package.

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