Moving on! How Macron has turned to Greece for huge deal after Australia snub

Prime Minister Mitsotakis said that Greece did not want to start an “armaments race” but the country had to modernise its armed forces after a decade-long financial crisis.

In recent months, the Greek navy received bids from six countries, including France, the US, the Netherlands and the UK.

France’s proposal is reported to have been the priciest, but it came with other, more valuable, bonuses.

Mr Karaiosifidis said: “This is definitely a political decision, not one taken by the Greek navy.

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