Saturday Jan 31, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
16o C
13o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Battling change, even when it's for the better

It is not the first time that the forces which defend the ways of the past are fighting against change and a new way of running things.

Unionists, players within political parties and representatives of special interests big and small hide behind the lie that they are trying to protect the public good when they resist changes such as the privatization of state-owned enterprises.

They dont bother to ask themselves whether Greeks were better off when OTE telecom operated in a way that was modeled after the Soviet style in the 1980s and applicants had to wait for months to get a phone line. Or whether Greeks wish they could still travel with a state carrier that had become synonymous with problems and hassle, instead of the options they have today. They dont ask whether the public character of such enterprises ever worked as an obstacle against profiteers and the many different faces of corruption.

Greece cannot go back to a time when it was held hostage to vested interests. The powers of yesterday should not be allowed to win this battle.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday Jul 3, 2014 (09:19)  
SYRIZA must come up with pragmatic solutions, Schulz tells Kathimerini
Strange haste
Keep your allies close
Kotzias, Dugin and the EU
Judges report on Golden Dawn case expected next week
A final decision by the Council of Appeals Court Judges weighing the merits of the case against ultranationalist party Golden Dawn is expected next week, marking the final step for the case ...
Karamanlis, Bakoyannis discuss NDs future
Ex-Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis remained tight-lipped on Friday after an hourlong meeting with former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis as New Democracy continues to absorb the impact fro...
Inside News
Increase in minimum salary is left aside for now
The Labor Ministrys new administration is preparing to take cautious steps in the context of broader planning for employment and enterprises, which will risk creating a shock in the domesti...
Decline in euro rate has exporters eyeing growth in 2015
A decline in the exchange rate of the euro against the US dollar, as well as other major currencies, is key if Greek enterprises, and their eurozone counterparts, are to regain a significant...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Panathinaikos preserves perfect home record
After yet another great performance at home, Panathinaikos defeated Galatasaray 86-77 in Athens on Friday to get to three wins in five games at the Euroleague top-16. The Greek champion shoo...
SOCCER
Gattuso: Unpaid OFI players couldnt buy food
Former coach Gennaro Gattuso has lifted the lid on the plight of crisis-club OFI Crete which has been banned from playing in the Super League until it clears mounting debts with its staff. T...
Inside Sports
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Panathinaikos preserves perfect home record
2. Increase in minimum salary is left aside for now
3. Decline in euro rate has exporters eyeing growth in 2015
4. TAIPED is stripped of its management and most projects
5. Tourism to build on last years massive growth
6. HFSF portfolio sees its value diminish
more news
Today
This Week
1. SYRIZA must come up with pragmatic solutions, Schulz tells Kathimerini
2. Why Greece went left while Europe turns to right
3. Capital flees Greece at fastest pace since 2011
4. Greek government's signals very mixed, ECB's Jazbec says
5. EU's Schulz: Greece should follow EU line on Russia
6. Monastiraki restaurant fire prompts panic, restricted before spread
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
3. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
4. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
5. SYRIZA's win will test institutions
6. Athens may veto further EU sanctions against Russia
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.