OPINION

Government needs to pull out the big guns

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the members of his government need to muster all of their political courage to draft and implement the reforms that were proposed this week by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to help the Greek economy rebound.

This will not be an easy task because it will mean clashing with myriad vested interests, some of which are very powerful, that have become entrenched in the political system and the state.

However, if the government manages to implement those reforms, it will go a long way toward strengthening its hand at the negotiating table with the country’s creditors. More importantly, those reforms will mean a lot for the country as a whole and whatever their political cost, they will reflect a government that is in control and confident enough to pull out the big guns and take on the big players.