OPINION

Don?t shoot the messenger

The Bank of Greece, the Hellenic Statistical Authority and other institutions have come under fire simply because they are doing a good job, meaning they are working to provide complete transparency on data regarding the economy and the credit institutions.

Nevertheless, some critics have lashed out at the country?s statistical service for giving a true picture of the Greek economy.

Similarly, others have attacked the Bank of Greece because it hired BlackRock to audit the status of loans and investments in Greek banks.

Would they rather have the government conceal the truth and continue the bad habit of reporting fabricated figures about the state of our finances?

It is this misguided idea that our national interests can be safeguarded with tricks and lies that has brought the country to its present predicament.

Full transparency is the only way of doing things if Greece wishes to remain a full member of the European Union.