OPINION

Wheels of justice turn too slowly

The wheels of the Greek justice system need to begin moving much faster when it comes to the investigation of major cases that have grave political repercussions, as is the case for the state contract scandal involving the German electronics and engineering giant Siemens. The kind of delays that we have been witness to over the past few months understandably make the Greek people wonder just what is going on, and make them skeptical of any chance of an outcome that will reveal the true depth and breadth of the reality behind such cases. In other countries that have faced similar scandals, the parties involved are remanded in custody as soon as allegations are brought against them and their investigation and trial are expedited. This is not the case in Greece, however, where the justice system appears to be giving guilty parties ample time to cover up their involvement and get their stories straight. If the cogs of the law were able to turn faster there would be little room for such shenanigans and a sense of justice would be much better served.