Better late than never

The management of the refugee and migrant crisis in Greece ought to have been assigned to the competent authorities right from the start.

This ongoing crisis is one of the most difficult situations the country has ever been called on to deal with, a complicated undertaking which could not be handled successfully by a minister who lacked not only a team but also the required authority.

We can only hope that steps will be taken in the right direction and that the situation will improve at some point.

What can be viewed as a positive sign is that the country’s main opposition has sent out a clear signal indicating that it wishes to pursue a national consensus on this vital issue.

It usually takes a particularly long time for the obvious to happen in Greece, but even with major delay, it does materialize, eventually.

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