Greek Court OKs Higher Military Pay

ATHENS – Greece’s highest administrative court has upheld an appeal by armed forces members against government-induced pay cuts.

A previous government in 2014, the New Democracy-PASOK coalition, established a new pay scale for the military which saw a 50 percent cut. That was done after the Council of State – which upheld the new appeal – had said the armed forces should be exempt from pay cuts under austerity measures, which the government tried to get around.

The court said that members of the military should be exempt from austerity or lower pay scales because they are essential to national security.