OPINION

One last chance

The major problem currently faced by the country is not whether 2,000 or 3,000 civil servants will leave the public sector, but rather the disintegration of its management.

Greece urgently needs public sector management which will be defined by discipline and professionalism, and one with a backbone.

The country needs technocrats in the ministries similar to the ones it used to employ in the past, public servants who knew how to deal with every issue they were presented with.

Ministries need to have a specific structure and each and every member of staff must have a job description, while all should undergo evaluation.

In the last three years the local political system has been fooling both the Greek people and the country’s partners and creditors.

It now has one last chance to show that it is both able and willing to accomplish this difficult mission.

If it fails to do so, the consequences will be very dramatic in the fall.