OPINION

The fight for Greece

Over the past few days, more and more foreign officials have been expressing their commitment to helping debt-wracked Greece stay in the common currency area.

Our foreign partners, who are providing the necessary bailout funds, are obviously acknowledging the tolerance limits of Greek society and the serious efforts being made by the provisional administration led by technocrat economist Lucas Papademos to avert default and a eurozone exit.

The country?s doomsayers are sticking to their populist tune while numerous vested interests are pushing the nation closer to the brink of disaster.

Thankfully, Greek society is showing strong signs of maturity. Despite their verbal tiffs and occasional fireworks, the mainstream political parties appear to grasp the seriousness of the situation.

Only a strong urge to self-destruct or a serious case of national blindness can lead the country to disaster and a fresh civil conflict. We must not allow those who want this to succeed.