OPINION

Testing ground

The Regional Authority of Attica is a good testing ground for politicians who appear to thrive on accusations to prove whether they can actually solve major problems of a practical nature. There is nothing difficult about flinging accusations left and right and no responsibility for the person doing the flinging.

Governance is a tough job that requires decision-making skills, often for unpleasant decisions. New problems constantly crop up for the state. It has legal obligations and funding programs that need to be run properly or risk being lost.

Attica’s new regional governor has just landed in this harsh reality and soon we will see whether she is able to silence the louder voices of accusation and produce results in crucial parts of her portfolio, such as waste management. She has already canceled plans that took decades to come together on the pretext of wanting more dialogue on the issue.