OPINION

Being realistic about the EU

The present circumstances demand that we look at Greece?s situation realistically and interpret the stated intentions of our international partners level-headedly and without allowing our emotions to get the better of us.

The left, along with other champions of a unilateral abolition of the memorandum, insist that scrapping the bailout deal we signed with our creditors will not lead to Greece being expelled from the eurozone. On the other hand, it is obvious that the Europeans are preparing themselves for just such an eventuality and have even gone so far as to create a fortification around the rest of the European Union. This was clear in the way the EU rallied to help Spain, as well as other recent actions.

We shouldn?t kid ourselves. Our partners are prepared for every eventuality should a government emerge after Sunday?s elections that is prepared to go back on the agreements signed by Greece and to blackmail its way into staying in the euro.

This is where things stand right now, whether the extremists like it or not.