The right to information

According to Article 14 of the Greek Constitution, anyone can express their opinions, verbally or in writing, as long as they abide by the laws of the state. The above constitutional right also applies to unionists and the government spokesman. For this very reason, it is therefore unacceptable that employees of the General Secretariat for Information have chosen to press their demands by preventing the government spokesman from carrying out his duty, which is to inform the Greek public through the press. Every labor sector has the right to protest. It is a way of informing the Greek public about their demands. But information about the demands of a specific sector cannot prevent public information about the government. The rights of specific interest groups stop precisely where the rights of society begin. All Greek citizens have the right to be informed about the government’s activities on a daily basis.

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