France defence pact secures strong backing despite questions over finances, motives

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Defence, France, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Greece’s defence agreement with France, including the purchase of at least three warships, received strong approval in Greek Parliament on Thursday despite becoming a point of contention between the government and main opposition.

MPs gave a resounding “Yes” to the pact with Paris, which contains a mutual defence element that means France could come to Greece’s assistance if the latter comes under attack, and vice-versa. The vote in Thursday’s plenary saw 191 MPs back the deal an...

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