OPINION

The case against a referendum

This is not the time for the Greek government to conduct a national referendum.

As the country finds itself on the brink of disaster, what it really needs is a solid government whose goals are absolutely crystal-clear.

A referendum would not solve any of the problems which are currently plaguing the country. On the contrary, it would prove a very costly endeavor, considering the dire financial straits that our bankrupt state finds itself in. It would also provoke even more tension and add to the confusion being felt by citizens.

Therefore, it would only be a positive development for Greece if the government were to abandon this obsessive idea, because anything with the power to strengthen uncertainty is particularly harmful at this point in time.

On the day that Greece finally emerges from the current crisis the country will have the luxury and the breathing space to organize referendums, even on an annual basis if it so pleases.