There is a serious risk of the government coming to a standstill and important decisions in crucial sectors being delayed. The elections for the European Parliament in May, the mood swings of Greece’s international lenders and the slim government majority are all factors that have created a climate of concern and uncertainty in both the markets and the political arena.
That said, this is no time for foot-dragging. The government’s engines need to be working at full capacity and banks need to make some very important decisions about how they mean to move forward. The country needs to be fully operational.
Greece cannot afford a drawn-out period of uncertainty, paralysis and tension. Any glitch right now could cost the country its recovery.
The only way forward is the path of common sense: The government must forge ahead with its plans and the opposition must realize that it needs to exercise some self-restraint.