OPINION

Measured optimism for future

Imagine what kind of state this country could be in. Instead of being governed by a puppet of the party system, the country is headed by a premier who enjoys respect both at home and abroad, a man who is negotiating both forcefully and cautiously with the country?s creditors for the PSI as well as with the troika on Greece?s austerity reforms.

Instead of being engaged in endless cock-fighting, Greek political leaders are now mapping out a common negotiating strategy. At the same time, they are getting a more complete and honest picture of the actual situation, something that forces them to adopt a more mature and responsible stance.

Unless something goes terribly wrong, Greece will enter a stabilizing phase followed by one of growth, as evidently the European Union want the country to remain in the eurozone. Both Greeks and their politicians have shown signs of maturity, allowing some measured optimism.