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Cyprus government to cut down national service to 14 months

Cyprus government to cut down national service to 14 months

The wheels have been put in motion to cut down National Service after Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides confirmed that a draft legislative proposal was on its way to parliament. Fokaides made the comments following Thursday’s cabinet meeting which gave the green light to cut down the National Service time to 18 months. He would not

Economic crisis hits army reduction plan

Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides has a mountain to climb if he is to keep the government’s pre-election pledge of reducing army service by the end of government’s current term, in February 2018. A second equally pressing challenge is handling the mountain of rusfeti (special favours) requests landing on Fokaides’ desk every day. Before and after

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