Androulakis: We Need Common Tools for Defence and Security in EU

ATHENS – “I do not like the militaristic view of Europe. I want Europe to be a ‘soft’ power,” said opposition Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Nikos Androulakis in an interview with LIFO published on Tuesday.

On the other hand, he said, “to protect our values and our territorial integrity and the sovereign rights of all the member-states, we should have common tools for defence and security and one of those is a Euro-army.”

Androulakis responded to the criticism of his decision to support the dispatch of defensive equipment to Ukraine from Greece.

“I hear the argument made by some, mostly from main opposition SYRIZA, who assert that through this choice our country sets itself against Russia. This is wrong because it was Russia that set itself against all the European countries by violating international law”, Androulakis said.

He also added that Greece, “with the experience of the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus, could not have adopted a different position because, if it had, all the things we have been saying all these years would be made worthless in a single night”.


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