OPINION

Terrorism crackdown good lesson

Professionalism and hard work will eventually bear fruit. This is the conclusion that some of the officials in Greece’s Socialist government ought to draw from recent progress in the long campaign to crack down on a number of elusive domestic terrorist groups. There are no problems that cannot be solved. That said, no problem can be solved if one spends the entire day weighing the political cost of any proposed solution or the backlash of painful measures that ought to be taken or if one is devoted to promoting one’s own political image or that of the party to the exclusion of all else. Greece needs all the help that it can get from serious ministers in key positions – people who will work hard, who will set specific goals and who will respect the authority of their posts. Our troubled country needs to have ministers capable of dealing with emergency situations in these crucial positions – and not to once again depend on politicians who are used to only handling mundane matters.