OPINION

Patching up the borders

Containing illegal immigration and protecting Greece?s external borders are issues of critical importance. Greece currently faces the threat of being kicked out of the Schengen zone. At the same time, it has permitted too many clandestine immigrants to settle on national territory.

The above failures are both the result of the Greek state?s lackadaisical approach, combined with the incompetence of certain political officials.

The country?s main political parties must sit down together and hammer out a strategy to tackle these crucial issues. The administration of Greece?s security issues is now in the hands of an experienced team.

This is an excellent opportunity to reach an agreement on an effective plan to deal with the situation — a plan that will be seen through after the coming general elections.

The political administration must get its act together. Greece has to stop giving the impression that it is a borderless territory.