OPINION

Welcome change

The overall fallout from the financial crisis has made us blind to some of the positive developments that have taken place in the past few years.

Take financial prosecutors, for example, a newly introduced institution that was mandated by Greece’s bailout agreement with creditors. Their work has already yielded significant results. Powerful businessmen have been sent to trial, while some of them have ended up behind bars because of investigations carried out by prosecutors probing financial crimes.

Greece’s justice system can finally depend on experts who can deal with complex cases regarding kickbacks or money laundering. Also, and perhaps more importantly, they help to defend the common good because potential wrongdoers will now think twice before committing offenses and crimes that have cost Greece dearly in the past.