OPINION

Unjustified hesitation

The coalition government appears to have secured the troika’s blessing to hire a new public servant for each one that is laid off as a result of having broken the code of conduct.

This is a major and very positive development.

What is of prime importance in this case is not just reducing the number of those working in the public sector, but also a substantial, quality upgrade of the country’s public administration.

If this plan is put into practice, young people with proper qualifications, which would be compatible with their job descriptions, would eventually be appointed to appropriate positions.

This would be a fair outcome for those young members of society who, lacking any kind of protection from above, are desperately in search of employment.

At the same time, the move would also render the state more effective.

Any sign of hesitation on the part of the coalition parties regarding the implementation of such a solution is quite frankly unjustified.