Plenty of clout

If the state wants to crack down on organized crime in earnest, it needs to start by being better organized than the criminals.

Success in dismantling these kinds of networks has only ever come as a result of systematic hard work, method and professionalism. Greece’s law enforcement authorities appear to be adopting these principles and making important headway.

At the same time, however, it is important that the officials in the justice system are able to do their job with absolute safety. The state has all the institutional and operational clout it needs – all it has to do is exercise it against sundry “mafias.”