OPINION

Approach with caution

Greece is at an extremely crucial crossroads, and the prime minister and his government are putting up a major fight to get the country back on a path to growth.

At the same time, however, we see certain government officials behaving with inexplicable immaturity, making statements and adopting stances that cause a public furor and undermine the very serious work that is at hand.

Such displays of false bravado and rash statements giving the impression that the troika is making unreasonable demands of the government and the Greek people can be very detrimental to the country?s progress.

The real battle should be fought behind closed doors only if there is to be a victory on an essential point, and every public announcement, gesture or statement needs to be measured and carefully assessed during a period such as this.

The currently prevailing sentiment in Greek society is one of anger, and justly so. Under such explosive conditions, the government must be cautious, because any mistake will inevitably carry an enormous price.