OPINION

The courage to push change

It is obvious once again that the Greek political system is unprepared to implement the necessary reforms. The majority of ministers are looking for ways to postpone, weaken or even cancel major reforms, such as the liberalization of so-called closed professions. Equally remarkable is their refusal to lay off surplus staff at public bodies that are being abolished, leaving the private sector to bear the brunt of unemployment.

MPs also appear reluctant and afraid, especially now that certain unionists and Leftists have found leverage against them that they use as blackmail.

This is not the way for the country to move forward, however. Its partners and creditors will soon see that the political system is unable to carry this weight on its shoulders and is simply looking for ways to fool them. The government and Greece?s politicians need to muster the courage to implement the reforms the country is bound to.