Defence Minister Kammenos: EU, Greek laws make no provision for legislating ‘in advance

There is no provision in either European or domestic law for the legislation of “precautionary” measures in advance, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said in an interview published by the Greek newspaper “Real News” on Sunday.

The head of the Independent Greeks (ANEL) party, the junior partner in Greece’s coalition government, said that the government was determined that there could be no reduction in the tax-free allowance without a simultaneous reduction in VAT rates or the ENFIA real estate tax, or business taxes, in order to promote growth.

He also ruled out any further change to salary scales in the armed forces and security forces, noting that the military and police had already been subjected to swingeing cuts.