OPINION

Aiming for a higher goal

Unemployment and financial reforms have made for a heavy climate, but this does not mean there are no positive signs. Greek businesses, for example, are actively looking abroad, resulting in a rise in exports.

The memorandum has been presented by most politicians as a necessary evil that has been imposed upon Greece by external forces. But, the memorandum did not create the crisis and unemployment. They are the work of a political class and a state that squandered public money, borrowed without keeping tabs and never helped the country become productive and competitive.

Austerity measures are but one part of the memorandum; the other is tidying up the state mechanism and making Greece competitive. So, instead of lamenting our lot, let?s make becoming competitive and extroverted our national goals.