OPINION

Stability will come from calm

Greece needs political stability and calm to avoid division. All these are a must if we want to stabilize the banking system, bolster economic growth and inspire some hope about the future of this country.

Greeks are under severe stress and living conditions have become extremely tough for the large majority of the population. One bad turn, one political mistake could push the country totally off track.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partners are making a huge effort, surrounded as they are by strong demands from foreign lenders and public despair. They cannot afford to abandon this battle, while our EU partners ought to realize the risks of a Greek meltdown.

For its part, Greece’s leftist opposition should throw its weight behind attempts to stabilize the country, water down its rhetoric, avoid any extreme behavior and inform outsiders of its own take on the problems.

We are at a crucial crossroads where a basic level of understanding and communication is crucial for the nation to stand back on its feet.