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Spike in resignations at Greek armed forces amid pay, pension concerns

About 10 members of the Greek armed forces are submitting their resignations every day amid concerns about declining pay and pensions, Kathimerini understands.

According to figures seen by Kathimerini, 480 soldiers had asked to be relieved of their duties between the start of this year and February 19.

In comparison, 1,100 members of the armed forces resigned during the whole of 2012.

Many of the resignations appear to be from officers seeking early retirement.