OPINION

Before and after the tranche

In the last few years it has become a recurring phenomenon for Greek governments and the state apparatus to enter a period of stagnation as soon the country secures a fresh tranche of bailout aid from its partners and creditors.

Greece needs efficient and dedicated cabinet ministers who will do absolutely everything in their power to change the public sector and implement much needed reforms, both before and after a new tranche of bailout funding is disbursed.

Otherwise the country is condemned to going from one crisis to the next, while ministers are simply giving the impression of running after the country’s lenders, collectively known as the troika.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras should not allow his cabinet members to slow down the pace.

On the contrary, the premier ought to exert pressure and force them to maintain their targets and timetables. And, of course, hopefully replace anyone who proves not to be up to the level of carrying out such a difficult task.