OPINION

The role of ministers

As a matter of principle, it is the duty of those appointed to ministerial posts in government administrations to safeguard the interests of the public.

Unfortunately, a number of ministers serving in the current three-party coalition government are behaving like unionist representatives catering to special interests, not to mention their ministries’ “clients.”

This is certainly not the way to govern the country. Nor is it an appropriate government strategy that will enable Greece to carry out a string of structural reforms that it has promised its partners and creditors.

If the aforementioned ministers wish to continue defending those special interests, they ought to return to their prior roles as unionists. If, on the other hand, they wish to act as responsible politicians, it is time they realized that they are obliged to serve the broader public interest.