OPINION

Time to call in the experts

Social security and labor reforms passed through Parliament are without doubt significant milestones and the Finance Ministry is also making a worthy effort to slash government spending. Yet there is still the question of persistent delays in vital areas that will determine whether Greece can bounce back from the recession. It is obvious that certain ministers are unwilling to impose reforms in their departments, such as in healthcare and opening up closed professions. The prime minister’s tolerance of their disinclination is not helping the situation. It seems that the government does not understand how markets and businesses work. The time has come for the premier to seek advice from people who are specialized in these areas. A meeting with experts would be significantly more useful than yet another academic discussion with economic advisers.