OPINION

No room for maneuver

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is pushing his cabinet to speed up the necessary procedures for the government’s labor mobility scheme for civil servants.

Meanwhile, an announcement made in Berlin noted that a decision regarding the disbursement of a fresh tranche of bailout aid to Greece had been postponed, for a few days at least, because of a delay in the submission of a report from the representatives of the country’s partners and creditors.

Clearly there is very little, if any, room for maneuver and the current situation does not allow for any kind of relaxation on the part of the Greek government or for anyone attempting to come up with pretexts in order for the much needed reforms not to be implemented.

Besides, these reforms are measures which have been pledged by the Greek government and the country’s lenders will not forget this. Thankfully, Prime Minister Samaras seems to fully grasp the situation and is not willing to risk anything in turn.