OPINION

Doing the job, despite problems

Greek police officers are doing a fine job despite considerable cuts in their salaries coupled by major shortages in equipment and infrastructure.

Through their behavior and professionalism, members of the police force are proving every day that the notions of pride, dignity and duty have not disappeared from Greek society.

These men and women ought to serve as an example to a portion of public sector employees who complain about their lot constantly and who refuse to carry out even the basic duties that have been assigned to them.

At the same time, those in charge of governing the country should take the plunge to cut back the wasteful and redundant parts of the public sector so that funding becomes available for those risking their lives in order to protect Greek citizens and safeguard their properties.