Editorial: Benefits for those truly in need
The agreement with the troika, following marathon discussions, signals the de facto end of uncertainty and hints towards a series of positive developments…
The agreement with the troika, following marathon discussions, signals the de facto end of uncertainty and hints towards a series of positive developments for the economy. It will allow the government to manage the huge problems that continue to plague us – unemployment being the biggest one – as well as the difficulties attributed to the election cycle.
It is important for the government to avoid being seduced by the euphoria created from clearing up loose ends and give in to the pressure caused by the election period.
Greek society and particularly the sections that have suffered the greatest sacrifices from the crisis cannot stand for wasting valuable resources to cover partisan needs, like the surplus that was achieved thanks to the people’s sacrifices.
The government fought to distribute part of the surplus and now it must follow up its actions with strict and fair social criteria. The benefits which the Prime Minister promised must go to those who are truly in need, who struggle to survive every day.
There are tens of thousands of living in insecurity, who are living on the poverty line and are unable to make ends meet. They must be the first to receive government assistance. They deserve a little hope, to know that something is finally changing and that their sacrifices are being recognized.
Our society and political life need to be stimulated and social justice must be restored to address the serious actions and omissions from the past. The government has the opportunity to correct the social injustices – which, let us not forget, cultivated the disdain for politics and politicians. Let us not waste this opportunity.