OPINION

Shooting ourselves in the foot

We are experiencing historic and fundamental upheavals and changes in Greece – some of which could prove to be fatal. And, regrettably, some people appear to have taken a vacation from reality, as they are doing all they can to invite further disaster upon the country. Almost 1,000 tourists had to spend the night at hotels in the capital on Monday after striking seamen, backed by the Communist Party-affiliated labor union PAME, blocked the port of Piraeus and prevented them from reboarding their cruise liner. The company is now considering abandoning its operations in Greece. Given the current economic situation, the PAME blockade can be seen as a criminal act and this is strikingly clear to the vast majority of Greek people, who are deeply concerned about their life savings, their jobs and the future of their children. The Greeks have voted in a government they expect to protect them and implement the law. It’s time that it started behaving accordingly.