OPINION

Obvious reforms

The two parties comprising the coalition government, conservative New Democracy and socialist PASOK, are once again faced with a number of crucial decisions.

Changes in the pay structure of public servants as well as the laws governing the operations of trade unions are reforms that PASOK obviously can and should support.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Deputy Premier Evangelos Venizelos have carried these measures too far for them to step back at this point.

These are the kind of reforms that will meet with the approval of a large portion of public opinion, provided they are accompanied by ample, clear explanations and are backed by top government and party officials.

They are the sort of changes that should have been carried out even without the existence of the troika.