Greek Court Tells State to Change Pay for Police, Firefighters, Military



Greece’s uniformed officers protest against pay cuts (file photo)

A decision by Greece’s top court on Tuesday instructing the government to change the pay of the military, firefighters and police could end in a fine if the state does not comply.

The three-member Council of State’s Compliance Commission told the Finance Ministry that it had eight months to pay well over four years’ worth of monies in pay and pensions to uniformed officers, which also include services like the country’s port police.

These payments will have an effect on state budget planning, with new estimations now necessary. If the state does not make the payments, the court is entitled to lay down a fine.

It is thought the payments will be made in installments, starting in autumn this year.