OPINION

Welcome signs

In the world of Greek politics, it is no doubt an encouraging sign that the leftist-led government and the conservative opposition have adopted a common stance on the ongoing migration and refugee crisis.

The Greek people have waited a long time for this. Maintaining a united stance on a major issue such as this will certainly bolster the country’s international credibility.

New Democracy, now under the leadership of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has also steered clear of lending any support to the over-the-top slogans and controversial tactics adopted by the protesting farmers or other social groups  against the government’s proposals for social security reform.

The moderate stance of the conservative leader has raised eyebrows among those those within his party who would have preferred a more agressive position against the SYRIZA-led administration, but this nevertheless serves as a sign of maturity and responsibility.