OPINION

It won’t get any easier

The out-of-control inflow of refugees and migrants fleeing war-torn and poverty-stricken countries, particularly over the last few months, has led to major upheaval across the Europe continent. The truth of the matter is that even well-organized and properly equipped countries are currently finding this emergency situation very difficult to handle.

Greece, though, is in danger of finding itself providing shelter to several thousand entrapped, desperate refugees and migrants, without, however, having in place the necessary infrastructure required of this sort of situation.

The country has already wasted valuable time, while the coalition government seems afraid to move along with its planning out of fear of strong reaction. Nevertheless, it is absolutely vital that the administration does act – and that it does so swiftly and decisively.

Hopes that this crisis can be ended easily or quickly, or both, are nothing more than wishful thinking.