OPINION

Obstacles from within

Greece urgently needs investments in order to create new job opportunities and help tilt the recession-hit economy back on the path of growth.

Regrettably, several activist groups seem to think otherwise. As illustrated by the protests against the operation of the gold mines in Halkidiki, in northern Greece, some people think they have a right to put the brakes on significant investment — in fact, by using every possible mean.

Doing so is unacceptable, particularly when these investments have been approved with big majorities in Parliament and also enjoy the approval of all responsible authorities and/or the Council of State.

Waging war on entrepreneurship is a recipe for disaster — even more so in the light of Greece?s financial woes. Needless to say, it also deprives precious jobs from people who really need them.

Whether an investment is legal or not can only be decided by Parliament, the authorities or the courts.