Greece is bankrupt. Greece needs the EU to bail the country out. But look at this graph. Greece spends an absurd amount of money on the military. Why not ask Greece to cut military spending to EU levels and use that money for education and health? Moreover I believe that all EU countries should cut military spending drastically and unite their military into one EU force that would focus on preventing military conflicts in the region while defending EU as a whole.

In the graph, I included Greece’s historical enemy, Turkey, to show that Turkey spends much less on the military as a percentage of GDP than Greece. In general, being part of the Euro, being part of Europe, should include being part of a common defense policy.

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