OPINION

Wake-up call for government

n the coming months the socialist government must implement what is undoubtedly the most ambitious and most difficult reform program of the past six decades. That said, it remains unclear whether George Papandreou’s administration grasps the true magnitude of the enormous challenge that lies before it. For how else can one explain the fact that the prime minister continues to make what appear to be entirely unnecessary trips to foreign nations? Or that he has not yet installed a solid team at the Maximos Mansion that is capable of effectively coordinating the implementation of the IMF/EU-inspired program? Or lastly, that he has not replaced some clearly incompetent ministers who are putting the brakes on the government’s efforts? Greece has undertaken an extremely crucial task. Failure to execute the program will unavoidably lead the country to bankruptcy. Sticking with the same routine is bound to lead us to failure.

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