OPINION

The paradoxes of SEV

There seems to be no end to the paradoxes displayed by the Federation of Greek Enterprises (SEV), a historical association that no longer represents industry only, but all of Greek business in general.

As a representative of the Greek business community, it is very odd that SEV came out recently with statements that seemed to undercut the significance of one of the most crucial sectors of the Greek economy; tourism.

Another paradox we have seen recently is the insistence of SEV’s current management to take a vocal and political stance on general economic issues and to make statements that are inappropriate and not in keeping with the federation’s guiding principles nor with the views of a large majority of its members.

These are critical times for Greece and in particular for the country’s economy, and, unfortunately, with few exceptions, many of the unions representing professional sectors and businesses, instead of being serious and responsible, sadly fall very short of the required mark.