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Reforms worth fighting for

The report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published in November and outlining proposals for the deregulation of the Greek market is a first-class opportunity for some serious reforms to be pushed through.

The prime minister and key cabinet members have often announced their intention to put many of the OECD’s proposals into practice. Meanwhile, though, certain ministers weighed up what such reforms would cost them politically as it would mean challenging the interests of powerful unions and groups. What we have, therefore, is an admission of the need for the reforms but not the will power to push them through.

However, if the draft law that will outline these reforms is watered down, it will mean another victory for vested interests and a major opportunity lost.

The government can and must put up a fight for the reforms and convince the average citizen that there is much to be gained from them.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday Jan 21, 2014 (09:26)  
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