OPINION

No place for slackers

The coalition government has a very difficult task on its shoulders. The prime minister and a handful of ministers are doing all that they can to ensure that the changes necessary to get Greece back on the path to growth are made.

It is clear, however, that there are certain ministers and other government officials who are unable to keep up with the pace of reform or who simply do not care for hard work and bringing results.

These days, in these conditions of pressure and constant challenges, this kind of indifference or inadequacy is unacceptable.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partners, Evangelos Venizelos of PASOK and Fotis Kouvelis of Democratic Left, must put aside their concern for interests restricted to their parties and agree to immediate changes in the makeup of the government. No government that depends on the hard work and dedication of just a small part of it can hope to get very far under the present circumstances.