OPINION

Focusing on the task at hand

The investigation of a number of important political scandals needs to proceed to the very end, until the truth is revealed and all guilty parties are named. The people of Greece expect nothing less and have grown increasingly despondent over the years as they see guilty parties getting away with crimes. Moreover, they see quite clearly that the mechanisms in place, which are supposed to keep politicians in check to some extent, are simply not working. However, while the investigations need to proceed, harping on about the scandals themselves should not dominate public debate, especially at a time when the country is facing an enormous public deficit that will be trimmed only through the implementation of tough reforms. The scandals should be left to follow the course of justice. Meanwhile, we should all be focusing our energy on how to help extricate the country from the crisis. Searching for a solution is an obligation shared by everyone and one that will, in the long run, benefit all of us.