OPINION

Speeding up justice

Huge delays at every step of the operation of the justice system always has been and continues to be one of the biggest problems that Greece faces today.

Even though it is a problem that has persisted for decades, we have reached a point when people are simply fed up with having to wait for years for a decision to be reached on a simple case, or when they see that important trials related to issues such as corruption and other major scandals can take a decade or more to start and come to some conclusion.

No one denies that Greek judges have the right to complain about the reductions in their salaries and pensions, as well as about the absence of support from the state for doing a difficult job.

But instead of just complaining they also need to submit proposals and take initiatives so that in cooperation with the government and the state they can ensure that justice becomes a faster business in Greece.