The threats that the Greek state has been called upon to tackle are unprecedented. From wildfires to illegal migration and the pandemic.
Experience has shown that the country needs a leadership that handles matters practically, using technocrats. But this is not enough in 2021.
A large part of the state apparatus is stuck in the previous century. It strongly resists evaluation and modernization because it considers them a threat.
Even if a prime minister wants to make a change, it takes time and a lot of perseverance to uproot the deep-seated culture in state-run enterprises that has been gnawing away at the foundations of the Greek state for decades.