An unattainable dream

COMMENT

After many years of what appeared to be outright opposition to any big investment plans – ostensibly on ideological grounds – there are small signs now that the country’s SYRIZA-led coalition government seems at long last to be coming round to the simple idea that attracting fresh capital will give the country’s battered and ailing economy the shot in the arm it so desperately needs.

But this will amount to absolutely nothing if the government does not find a way to overcome the opposition emanating from officials within the ruling leftist party and the state apparatus who are prone to systematically sabotaging any such endeavors which could get the economy’s motor running.

Because, whether the government likes it or not, without investments and fresh capital flowing in, the endeavor to boost growth and get the country back on its feet – and finally close the country’s bailout chapter – will simply remain an unattainable dream.

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