OPINION

SYRIZA versus growth

It should be clear by now that SYRIZA opposes any kind of economic investment in Greece. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the leftist coalition, announced that if his party forms a government after elections this month, he will cancel the competition for the development of the former airport site in the southern Elliniko district, he will abolish the ?fast-track? licensing system that was voted in Parliament with a comfortable majority, he will scrap the law on tourism accommodation, and, finally, he will exclude Greece from the pipeline project connecting Turkey with Italy.

It remains unknown how SYRIZA intends to deal with Greece?s huge unemployment rates. Perhaps they would rather see things stay unchanged merely to satisfy the ideological fixations of the party?s die-hard leftists.

SYRIZA?s positions did not really come as a surprise. After all, the left has always been the biggest enemy of entrepreneurship and development in this country. One hopes that moves such as these will at least act as a warning to all the frustrated voters who fail to see the risks behind SYRIZA?s recent policy proposals.