Time to lay down the law

COMMENT

The Greek coalition government is now coming face to face with reality in a number of sectors and is clearly finding it very hard to adapt its ways.

Greek citizens who are following developments and are suffering the consequences of the administration’s past illusions are realizing this on a daily basis, be it through the government’s contradicting economic policies or the unwillingness displayed by ministers when it comes to promoting privatization projects.

Another issue which the government seems to find tough to handle is the imposition of law and order.

A series of incidents in the wider area of Exarchia Square and the occupation of Aristotle University and public buildings in Thessaloniki by Greek and foreign self-styled anarchists were followed by attacks against religious institutions.

The administration can no longer show tolerance based on ideology.

It is now obliged to act to protect citizens and vital institutions such as the Greek Church.

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