Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
13o C
7o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Putting the chaos in order

A major effort is under way to streamline Greece’s broader state sector. Hopefully the work being done will eventually lead to results.

We should not forget that, until very recently, officials at the top echelons of power had no idea of the exact number of employees working at every one of the state sectors or how much they cost the budget. Even calculating the number of state organizations requires a bit of guesswork.

Now the government is trying to put the chaos in order. As a result, several state organizations are naturally concerned that their existence will come into question. The streamlining process will not be easy because no minister wants to see agencies and organizations in their area of jurisdiction go. As a result, they are reluctant to come up with the required data.

However, this is the only way forward for any state that respects itself and the money being paid out by taxpayers.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday April 29, 2014 (20:46)  
Greece, where everyone´s a winner
Political faux pas
SYRIZA´s win will test institutions
The challenge for Tsipras and others
´Accidental economist´ and scourge of austerity tipped for Greek finance post
A scourge of austerity policies who calls himself an “accidental economist” is set to become Greece's finance minister and the key negotiator with its creditors, barring last-minute hitches,...
The new cabinet
Greek Cabinet as of January 27, 2015 Prime Minister: Alexis Tsipras Deputy Prime Minister: Yiannis Dragasakis Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Minister: Nikos Voutsis A...
Inside News
Cyprus to stay in recession for 2015, university survey finds
Cyprus's battered economy will remain in recession in 2015, albeit shrinking a slower pace than last year, a survey by the University of Cyprus predicted on Tuesday. GDP will contract by 0.4...
Europe stocks fall from seven-year high; Greek bonds drop
European stocks fell from a seven-year high as results from Siemens AG and Royal Philips NV disappointed investors. Greek bonds slid for a second day while US natural gas jumped as cold weat...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Basket League favorites survive challenges on the road
PAOK consolidated its position in the top three of the Basket League with a triumph at AGO Rethymnou on Saturday, while Olympiakos and Panathinaikos emerged victorious from their tough away ...
SOCCER
Olympiakos overcomes depleted OFI at Iraklio
Easy though it may seem, Olympiakos’s 3-0 win at depleted OFI Crete was rather difficult on Saturday, but was enough to keep the Reds on top on Saturday, as they have maintained their two-po...
Inside Sports
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. ´Accidental economist´ and scourge of austerity tipped for Greek finance post
2. The new cabinet
3. Cyprus to stay in recession for 2015, university survey finds
4. Kammenos: from conservative rebel to Greek PM´s unlikely ally
5. Yanis Varoufakis named Greece´s new finance minister
6. Greek Elections 2015: Forming a government, Part 2 | LIVE
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015: Forming a government, Part 1 | LIVE
2. Greece, where everyone's a winner
3. Three days of mourning declared over death of two Greek pilots in Spain
4. Political faux pas
5. Greek uncertainty weighs on low-rated eurozone bonds
6. Europe stocks fall from seven-year high; Greek bonds drop
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
3. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
4. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
5. QE exclusion a ‘de facto Grexit’
6. Unsupervised voting
Advertiser Link
SMART WATER Project: Outputs and conclusions of the final conference
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.