There have been several instances when we have nurtured the illusion of cheating our international partners. Greek politicians agree to certain commitments, even though they are aware that these will not be implemented.
After a few deadline extensions, the time comes when the country’s creditors say, “Enough is enough,” and demand that the pledges are carried out. That’s when those governing the country claim they are unable to do so and hope for the troika’s understanding.
This repeated procedure eventually led to the evaporation of a large portion of the country’s credibility abroad.
There is nothing worse than committing to something officially and subsequently not fulfilling your promise – in other words saying one thing and meaning something else.
Things would be much better for the country and its people if politicians committed themselves to fewer things which they could and would actually carry out.