Ljubljana – Slovenia has a new concept of basic training for the Slovenian Armed Forces, designed as a single entry point for those interested in either voluntary or professional service. The wish is to attract new recruits by offering perks such as basic pay. Everyone under 30 is eligible for voluntary service.
Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos Thursday announced that the length of compulsory military service for those serving in the Hellenic Army was being extended to 12 months from nine months today.
The decision was reached during a meeting Thursday of the Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) that was chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Greece's conservative government plans to increase the length of compulsory military service in the land forces to 12 months, from nine months today, Kathimerini understands.
The decision was reached Thursday during a meeting of the Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) that was chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
"Renewal of military service possible next year" "This year, the Assembly would have to make a decision on renewing it, and since the budget has already been adopted, I assume that there are not enough funds for a larger number of soldiers, but if it is legally regulated within this year, then next year military service could be resumed," Miladinovic concluded.
"Mandatory military service has not been abolished, but suspended. If the country comes under threat, that can easily change," Sutanovac said at the start of conversation.
Vlade Radulovi, a military analyst, says that he did not notice that someone mentioned the issue of reintroducing military service in the pre-election race.
Greece has always had compulsory military conscription
Every Bulgarian citizen up to the age of 40 can join the armed forces for 6 months of military service in the voluntary reserve. This was adopted in a new law by the Bulgarian Parliament.
There are more than 5,000 vacant positions in the military. This is the main reason for the proposal to add the option to serve in the military voluntarily.
Turkey's Defense Ministry is mulling temporarily halting the conscription and the discharge of soldiers, while assessing an alternative that will allow distance training for paid military service, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to local media reports.
A decision on the ministry's proposal will be discussed during April 13's cabinet meeting.
One of the priorities of the new Slovenian government, led by Janez Janša, is the restoration of compulsory military service in Slovenia.
Matej Tonin, who is reportedly the new Minister of Defense, said returning the recruiting service was one of the priorities and was already included in the coalition agreement.