OPINION

Join forces or sink the country

Greece is at a dead end. Yet even on the brink of bankruptcy, the government daren?t lower the cost of the state via immediate decisions. Our partners and creditors no longer take Greek promises seriously, unless they?re actually implemented.

Greece is going deeper and deeper into the very-problematic-country category and it looks like we are about to embark on a particularly painful adventure. The sensible move would be for the premier to call the main opposition leader to seek consensus in an emergency government.

While Papandreou should realize his government is unable to do what is required, Samaras has to accept that he has neither the winning team nor the political capital to carry out the task of governing. Consensus, emergency ministers and courageous decisions are but the minimum conditions to avoid a large-scale disaster. Those who don?t get it are clearly blinded by partisan passion or simply desire the country?s bankruptcy and collapse.