OPINION

Reshuffle needed

A government reshuffle is absolutely necessary and must be carried out without delay. However, it is crucial that the changes are not based on party or personal preferences.

The country does not have the tolerance for yet another government comprising a handful of hardworking, productive ministers along with a large number of average, old-style politicians.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partners ought to sit round the table and decide who the best candidate for each key position is. Greece needs to get back on the road to growth as soon as possible and not be exposed again in the international arena, and this demands serious, decisive people who are prepared to break eggs.

Let’s not get carried away by the euphoria generated from the fact that the next bailout tranches have been secured and that the country is experiencing political stability. If those who remain inactive and don’t believe in change are not replaced, the danger of the entire governing body being dismissed is real and will come at an incalculable cost for the country.