OPINION

End the war on enterprise

Greece could have an altogether different image to the one it currently presents.

Evidence supporting this kind of assessment includes the major success of the Chinese investment at the port of Piraeus.

There were those who fought feverishly against the major Chinese project, among them unionists, populist politicians and the country?s almighty local bureaucracy.

At a certain point, an ongoing strike organized for the benefit of a small group of union chiefs nearly succeeded in putting an end to the entire deal. Despite it all, however, the problems were overcome and the project is now setting an example that ought to see some followers.

Greek employees have positively surprised the project?s managers in terms of their productivity levels and their sense of responsibility.

So why not take a minute to ponder what Greece would look like if we could venture beyond the hurdles of irrational unionism and managed to put an end to the war conducted against anyone wishing to do business in this country?