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Social security is everyone’s responsibility

What are your goals for social security reform? Our goal is to ensure that our social security system will deliver the goods. We want to improve the system and make it more reliable for the workers of today, who are the pensioners of tomorrow. At the same time, we have to deal with the major inequalities in the system for both current and future pensioners. Everyone agrees that the system needs reform. Obviously, changes that are intended to last over 10 or even 20 years call for the maximum possible political and social consensus. All those involved will have to play their part. We all share responsibility for the social security system. The OTE reform has been agreed upon. OTE’s CEO Panayis Vourloumis is a most capable and experienced manager. Can we expect similar moves in the near future? Do you think there are managers of the same caliber in other public corporations? There have been similar moves in other public corporations, or former public corporations, such as the National Bank and Postal Savings Bank. Naturally, it is up to management and staff to consider their responsibilities and to reach agreements regarding the future of these corporations. OTE is, of course, the best example of this, but others will follow. The best decisions possible have been made, and we think the results are quickly becoming apparent.