OPINION

Putting reshuffle to good use

The reshuffle that is being planned by the government will not just concern ministers and their deputies or alternates, but also the heads of state agencies in the broader civil service.

The reshuffle represents a first-class opportunity for the government to remove party lackeys who have been appointed to key posts and failed to deliver.

There are plenty of educated and capable people in Greece who have experience of real conditions and of how the market and society work who would make extremely suitable candidates to staff the higher echelons of the state machine.

Most importantly, the government needs to remember the following: For the appointment of every party apparatchik placated with a job that is not based on merit, a dozen more citizens are alienated and angered, turning against the political system in general.