France to cut 8,000 defense jobs

Nearly 8,000 jobs will be cut and 6 bases closed as part of the French Defense Ministry budget for 2014

France to cut 8,000 defense jobs

World Bulletin/News Desk

The French army will cut the jobs of nearly eight thousand personnel in 2014, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced Friday.

Speaking at a press conference, Le Drian said contracts would not be extended and the cadres would be decreased according to the voluntary retirement principle.  

Six military bases belonging to the land and air forces will also be closed, while new regulations will apply to other units.

"We aim to build a stronger army with greater deterrent force," the minister said.  

The French Defense Ministry was allocated a budget  of 31.4 billion euros for 2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Ekim 2013, 14:33

Muhammed Öylek