Greek citizens in favour of Piraeus port privatization

OLPSince the end of February 2015 the Greek government and its international creditors are discussing measures which might facilite a provisionary or permanent agreement. In that regard, the course of privatizations is of high significance. Although the Greek governement proposes that the state should participate in future transactions in the form of a wider consortium, it seems prepared to overcome domestic obstacles and proceed. Greek public opinion supports this policy. As fas as the privatization of the Piraeus Port Authority is concerned, the University of Macedonia did recently organise an interesting survey.  In particular, 51% of respondents agrees with its potential privatization, 37% disagrees and 12% fails to respond. These findings suggest that the majority of Greek people does no longer believe in the logic of statism which was the main reason for the explosion of the Greek national debt in previous decades.