Justice reform cannot wait

If there is one Greek institution in need of urgent reform, it is the justice system. This is a widely held conviction, but no one seems to want to do anything about it. It is a disgrace for the country when major investors set conditions about international arbitration, arguing they cannot trust Greek justice.

No one, neither a big company nor a midsize company, is willing to take risks when they know that they could get caught up in some dispute that could take years to resolve in court. I am not sure what the solutions are to the problem. But I am sure there are practical solutions that require a fair share of courage.

In any case, it would be great, for once, to see the judges come up with a set of reform proposals themselves. To do so, they would have to move beyond wage or other purely union demands. They would have to assume the responsibility of hammering out...

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