More precise information on privatizations is required

Source: COSCO

Source: COSCO

It is disappointing that for a highly important issue such as the privatization of the Piraeus Port Authority, the Greek government fails to offer precise information to public opinion. Ironically, European sources tend to openly discuss the theme of privatizations to a much larger extent in comparison to Greek officials. TA NEA newspaper, for instance, reports that the tender for selling a 51% stake of the Piraeus Port Authority has started to be put on the agenda in an almost silent way and without publicity because of reactions within the government and trade unions.

This problematic communication strategy has been a weakness not only of the current SY.RIZ.A and Independent Greeks coalition government but also of previous ones since the beginning of the crisis in 2009.  The sooner people know the truth the better for the implementation of various projects including privatizations. Greece should not lose more time via double communication methods. It is unacceptable to have a debate launched at the international level but not in the country.