Ex­pen­sive load of old rub­bish

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

Greece will be called on to pay an ex­or­bi­tant amount in fines as a re­sult of its fail­ure to deal with the cru­cial is­sue of waste man­age­ment over the last few decades. Some­how the coun­try has man­aged to get in­volved in a never-end­ing string of dis­cus­sions over a rel­a­tively straight­for­ward mat­ter which has a num­ber of ob­vi­ous so­lu­tions. How­ever, amaz­ingly, th­ese dis­cus­sions never seem to lead to any­thing con­struc­tive. In the mean­time, a few small but ef­fec­tive land­fill “mafias” have been al­lowed to carry on op­er­at­ing with­out any over­sight what­so­ever by the state. It is noth­ing short of shame­ful for Greece to main­tain this im­age of an un­der­de­vel­oped coun­try in 2014. It is high time that re­gional gover­nors cur­rently in charge fi­nally set their ide­o­log­i­cal and other pri­or­i­ties aside and solved this piv­otal mat­ter once and for all.

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