OPINION

Encouraging signs

Wednesday turned out to be a particularly good day for Greece with regard to the operations of the European Union.

The country’s commissioner, former Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, was assigned a significant and – as it turned out – reinforced portfolio.

The top Greek official, who was named commissioner for migration, rights and internal affairs, has been appointed to an important position in the new European Commission’s representation.

So far, the Commission’s new president-elect, Jean-Claude Juncker – who led the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers during the 2005-13 period and was Luxembourg’s prime minister from 1995 to 2013 – has already demonstrated in practice a certain understanding with regard to the handling of Greek issues.

The same is also true of other members of the newly appointed European Commission.

This is why the message received from Brussels on Wednesday was very encouraging indeed.