OPINION

Undue criticism

It seems we have a motley crew of politicians that never miss a chance to lash out against Greece’s Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and, by extension, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Ironically, the politicians who are now criticizing Stournaras in the name of the public good are the same people who in the past green-lighted the en masse appointments of their political cronies to the country’s state sector, and who are of course responsible for sending state spending in the health sector (and other sectors) through the roof.

These people, who are responsible for Greece’s current woes, now want to come out on top. They are oblivious to the fact that Samaras has taken the helm at a very difficult period and, together with Stournaras, is taking and seeing through very difficult and painful decisions.

These supposedly socially-sensitive politicians within the ranks of PASOK and New Democracy should know better. It is a provocation that they are criticizing those who have been called upon to step into the fire and fix Greece’s problems.