OPINION

Stop the negative rumors

Nothing positive will happen in this country unless the looming threats of Greece exiting the eurozone disappear completely.

While no foreign investors are willing to put their money in Greece at this point in time, local businessmen are unable to take serious decisions with regard to their own operations as long as the feeling of insecurity prevails in the market.

Whether the country remains in the eurozone or not will depend, to a large extent, on Greece keeping its promises and promoting structural reforms in the public sector.

In the meantime, however, a series of continuous menacing comments coming from European and other officials are making the current situation particularly difficult, even on the level of implementing the program devised by the so-called troika — the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — which is based on privatizations and the stabilization of the country?s economy and banking system.