OPINION

Better hit the ground running

The Cabinet reshuffle has finally been carried out. But the task now facing the government is an extremely tough one, as the country still faces the risk of bankruptcy. Therefore, the government will need to take speedy and extremely painful decisions in the coming months. The changes affecting the government officials who deal with financial and economic policy and the creation of a body within the government responsible for coordinating policy and ministers’ decisions are positive developments. But they will only be effective if the responsibilities of those involved have been made absolutely clear. A crucial sector that will acquire greater significance in the coming months is that of public order. Here, the challenge for the government is to continue the impressive progress it has made so far. The most important thing, however, is that the new administration start working hard and systematically – as of today – because there is no room for error and the problems being tackled are extremely pressing.