Friday November 21, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
19o C
11o 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)  
Who lost Greece?
Suicidal moves
Expensive load of old rubbish
Relationship troubles
Greek police investigating suspected ISIS gun supply routes
Greek police are investigating reports according to which criminal rings are transporting weapons from Albania to Jihadists involved in Islamic State activities in Syria via Greece, Kathimer...
Venizelos, Papandreou agree to disagree over PASOK
PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos is due to meet former Prime Minister Costas Simitis on Friday as he continues his efforts to generate a greater sense of unity in his party after holding tal...
Inside News
Louis to bring third cruise ship to Greece
The Louis Group will add a third cruise liner to its fleet in Greece next year to cover the increasing demand by cruise passengers. Introducing the corporate brand name Celestyal Cruises, wh...
Current account surplus widens
The surplus in the current account balance showed a significant widening in the first nine months of the year against the same period in 2013, reflecting the increase in the economys compet...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Big win for Greens, tight one for Reds
Panathinaikos scored a crucial as well as emphatic away win at Turow on Thursday that should see it qualify from its tough group to the top 16 of the Euroleague, while Olympiakos saw off vis...
SOCCER
Super League in disarray, lockout continues
The situation in Greek soccer is going from bad to worse, with accusations flying between club officials, the head of the Super League announcing he will quit on Monday and the leagues remai...
Inside Sports
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Big win for Greens, tight one for Reds
2. Louis to bring third cruise ship to Greece
3. Current account surplus widens
4. Banks see light at end of bad loan tunnel
5. Reports point to economic recovery but also the risks
6. Greek police investigating suspected ISIS gun supply routes
more news
Today
This Week
1. Current account surplus widens in September
2. House committee says LAOS chief should face charges
3. Papantoniou second pothen esches trial postponed
4. Greeks not satisfied with living conditions, work, study finds
5. Evros municipalities damaged by floods
6. Teleconference for Hardouvelis and troika on Thursday
Today
This Week
1. Double quake on Atalanti fault line rattles Greek capital [Update]
2. Greece and Poland switch roles as young Greeks head to vibrant Eastern European country for better prospects
3. Constructively disrupting the Greek start-up ecosystem: What will the impact be?
4. Anti-junta uprising anniversary to be marked amid tight security
5. Carlsberg takes control of Greek brewer Olympic Brewery [Update]
6. Biden heads to Istanbul amid tension over Cyprus EEZ violation
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.