OPINION

Time wasters not wanted

There is little doubt that Greece’s power-sharing government has a lot on its plate. So, instead of allowing partisan skirmishing and issues of secondary importance get in its way, it had better focus on the most urgent priorities.

Greece’s public administration is still in a shambles. Despite repeated promises to our international creditors, the country’s much-hyped privatization program and the required structural reforms are only moving at a snail’s pace.

Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and a few members of his cabinet are working around the clock. Others however are either behaving like unionists, protecting vested interests within their sphere of influence, or simply shy away from the hard stuff.

The parties in the coalition government must stop merely exchanging statements. We need a more focused and determined administration, staffed with more efficient officials.