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Defeating vested interests

The multi-bill that deputies were called to vote upon in Parliament on Sunday was the kind of legislation that may prove inconvenient to some while beneficial to most.

The country’s political system has managed to spoil a few generations of client-voters by conceding them irrational privileges.

For as long as the country was able to borrow money and live in its prosperity bubble, everyone was content. Vested interests felt safe and Greek consumers were not too bothered by the high prices they had to pay for goods and services or the local market’s myriad anomalies.

The time has come for Greece to become a normal European country. The deep-rooted vested interests are putting up a fierce struggle in order to survive, but this is one battle it should not be allowed to win.

Whoever is prepared to endanger stability and the country’s recovery to safeguard special interests will damage the country irrevocably.

ekathimerini.com , Monday March 31, 2014 (16:13)  
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