Small, vital steps to consensus

Even the tiniest, yet still substantial steps toward consensus are of vital importance at this point. In the case of the liberalization of the taxi sector, for instance, there is quite a margin of understanding between the government and the main opposition New Democracy.

While the government can make the transition to the new regime smoother, effectively easing the agony of cab owners, New Democracy could consent and at the same time free itself from the kind of extreme elements that discredit the party with their behavior.

Conservative ND showed a sense of responsibility regarding the issue of education and a number of crucial reform bills. Now it has much to gain by following the recipe of limited, practical consensus that solves problems and boosts the country?s greatly damaged image abroad.

Given that neither the government nor the opposition agree on a major move toward national consensus, they should, at least, attempt small steps in that direction.

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