Greece taking crisis seriously?

Is Greece taking the financial crisis seriously at long last? They seem to want to privatise state owned companies now, following this article in the EU Observer:

“Greece is putting up for sale 10 important state assets, reports Ekathimerini. The items include the International Broadcasting Center, the state lottery, the public gas corporation, the gas grid operator, the Elliniko site, the state gambling company, the horse racing organisation and land in Corfu and Rhodes.”

I somehow don’t think these assets will wipe out the deficit built up over years of mismanagement of the economy, but it’s a start. The only question is whether this is another example of paying lip service and not doing anything at all, as usual.

Let’s hope they will now start getting rid of red tape as well, so people can start companies easier and create jobs, without having to fill in reams of unnecessary paperwork.

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