PASOK risks missing opportunity
Decades of mismanagement by a succession of administrations have left the Greek state in a shambles. There is no proper hierarchy or the essential backbone of technocrats one sees in other European countries who are intimately acquainted with every portfolio and know how every one needs to be managed. Right now, the terms of the agreement between Greece, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund provide a golden opportunity for a complete overhaul of the state. But the government will never get around to this task if it continues to cause confusion by changing the names of ministries and the job descriptions of ministers so that no one knows who exactly is doing what. This is especially detrimental in key posts where government officials need to have in-depth knowledge of their areas of responsibility in order to get the job done.