OPINION

One body of laws, applicable to all

The government is at a crucial crossroad. It has finally shown that it has a genuine agenda of reforms and that it is not afraid of ruffling some feathers when necessary. It has also shown that in the area of foreign policy, it has proper planning and boldness, as it showed in the handling of the Macedonia name issue. It will be a shame if this positive mood and course is upset by some of New Democracy’s members. Greek voters rewarded the conservatives twice because, regardless of everything else, they had a clear moral advantage over their opponents. This advantage must not be lost. For it not to be frittered away, the government has to prove every day that there is one version of the law and that it applies to everyone, regardless of whether they are ministers, publishers or businessmen. Compromises, which on the surface of things appear small, may be expedient in the short term but they all add up in the eyes of the public. The public wants boldness, not just outside Greece but at home as well.