KINAL explains its vote against the defense expenditures bill

Movement for Change (KINAL) slammed the government and the main opposition for their criticism after it turned down the budget for national defense expenditures, on Thursday.

In Wednesday night’s vote on the 2020 state budget, KINAL had voted against the defense expenditures bill, which passed by the votes of ruling New Democracy and main opposition SYRIZA.

“Yes, we refused to agree to the reduction of defense expenditures by 141 million euros,” KINAL said on Thursday, “because the strengthening of Greece’s defense protection cannot be done by words alone; it requires specific actions.”