Tagged: Kammenos

Kammenos hospital trip ‘not due to Alpine skiing fall’

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, who is also leader of right-wing Independent Greeks, was admitted to a military hospital on Tuesday for treatment to a shoulder problem that reports indicated he sustained while skiing. The ministry rebuffed reports that Kammenos had been hurt while skiing in the Alps, saying he had had a scheduled appointment for […]

Main opposition leader visits Ministry of National Defense

The president of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitstotakis visited the Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos on Tuesday morning. During their meeting, the National Defense Minister briefed the main opposition leader on the latest defense issues. The ND leader was also received by the Chief of HNDGS Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. Mr. Mitsotakis was accompanied by his […]

Kammenos: “Kalogritsas urged me to collaborate with ND and PASOK”

The president of the Independent Greeks and Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos revealed that Yannis Kalogritsas urged him to collaborate with New Democracy and PASOK. In his interview for the Praktorio 104.9 FM radio station, Mr. Kammenos explained that Mr. Kalogritsas invited him to his home. The former president of PASOK Evangelos Venizelos was […]

Kammenos backs Church in religion course row with government

The leader of the junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos is reportedly backing the Church of Greece in its row with the government over the way religion is taught at schools. “The Independent Greeks (ANEL) publicly backs the views of the Church with regard to religion courses in school, ” a party statement said on Friday. […]

Kammenos ‘confident’ of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations

The Minister of National Defense and President of the Independent Greeks Panos Kammenos expressed his confidence regarding the outcome of the ongoing negotiations with the country’s creditors and partners. During the press conference he gave at the Thessaloniki International Fair, Mr. Kammenos responded that the coalition government will not “do the favor” to the main […]

Kammenos dismisses rumors on tuberculosis outbreak among soldiers

The Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos has formally dismissed rumors regarding an outbreak of tuberculosis among military personnel operating at the refugee accommodation centers. From the stand in Parliament Mr. Kammenos announced that an inquiry will be launched into the allegations, in order to “locate and discipline those who are creating impressions and concern […]

Bid for unions in the military fuels discipline fears

A legislative amendment tabled by the government last week to allow labor unions in the military has fuelled concern within the armed forces, Dailyhellas understands. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and his alternate minister, Dimitris Vitsas, last week approved an amendment introduced by 27 SYRIZA MPs to allow labor unions in the armed forces. Greece has […]

Kammenos: “We took measures that conflict with the Constitution”

The Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos argued that the coalition government introduced measures that do not comply with the spirit of the Constitution. According to the Independent Greeks leader, the abolition of the discounted VAT rates on the islands conflicts with article 101 of the Constitution, which stipulates that special care must be provided […]

Day of Independence celebrations conclude with military parade

The celebrations for the Day of Independence concluded with the military parade in Athens. The Armed Forces paraded in the city center before the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The government was represented by the Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos. Also present at the parade were the government Vice President Yannis Dragasakis, […]

Kammenos: Our party does not give vote of confidence to Mouzalas

Independent Greeks (ANEL) party and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos insists on saying that Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas should resign. Speaking to ANT1 TV channel on Wednesday, he said ” We do not give a vote of confidence to Yannis Mouzalas. This is clear,” adding that “I appreciate him for the work he […]

Kammenos insists upon the resignation of Mouzalas

The President of the Independent Greeks and Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos has insisted upon the removal of the Alternate Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas. “We do not give a vote of confidence to Yannis Mouzalas. This is clear. We have withdrawn our trust from Mr. Mouzalas. Not as a person. I appreciate […]

Kammenos reiterates demand for Mouzalas to resign in meeting with Tsipras

Defense Minister and Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos on Wednesday reiterated his demand for Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas to resign in a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Kammenos made his demand after Mouzalas referred to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), simply as “Macedonia” in an interview with Skai TV late Tuesday. […]

Coalition partner Kammenos demands minister’s resignation

Defense Minister and Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos was expected to hold an emergency meeting of his nationalist party’s parliamentary group on Thursday morning after demanding the resignation of Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas late Tuesday. Kammenos made his demand after Mouzalas referred to Greece’s neighbor, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), simply as […]

Kammenos: The agreement with NATO has been reached

The Minister of National Defense Panagiotis Kammenos announced that the NATO agreement for patrols in the Aegean Sea has been reached and that the alliance vessels to participate in the operations are on their way over. “Regarding NATO, the agreement was reached yesterday at 2:30am and the NATO ships are already coming to ensure that […]

Turkey rejected PM plane route

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has confirmed that Ankara’s refusal to allow the plane carrying Greece’s prime minister to fly over Turkey when Alexis Tsipras visited Iran earlier this month forced Athens to find an alternative route. Speaking on Star TV late on Monday, Kammenos confirmed Kathimerini’s report that Ankara refused permission because the flight plan […]

Kammenos: “Four out of five hot spots are ready to operate”

The Minister of National Defense Panos Kammenos announced that four of the five planned refugee and migrant registration centers are ready and they will begin to operate immediately. Mr. Kammenos further explained that the remaining fifth hot spot, which is being developed on the island of Kos, will be ready within the next five days. […]

Four of Greece’s five ‘hotspot’ migrant centres ready, says Kammenos

Four of Greece’s five new migrant registration centres are “ready to function and welcome refugee”, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said Tuesday, as Athens comes under intense pressure to control the massive influx to Europe. The four long-delayed “hotspot” centres will open on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros and Samos, which have been struggling to […]

Kammenos sets out conditions for NATO to sweep Aegean

Greece has told its NATO partners that it will accept naval patrols in the Aegean, including on the Greek side of the sea, under certain conditions despite initially seeming opposed to the idea due to concerns about sovereignty issues. Following lengthy talks between defense ministers from NATO countries in Brussels on Wednesday, Defense Minister Panos […]