SYRIZA nixes idea of voluntary military service for women


Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Tuesday prompted a reaction from SYRIZA Tuesday when he proposed that women should be allowed to volunteer for service in the armed forces.

Kammenos made the comment during Tuesday’s parliamentary discussion about the government’s policy program.

"SYRIZA is opposed to the proposal for volunteer service by women," SYRIZA spokeswoman Rania Svigou wrote on Twitter.

Currently, women can currently apply for jobs in the army but are not required to carry out military service.