OPINION

No time for complacency

The Cyprus experience has vividly demonstrated just how unpredictable and dangerous the situation in Europe is these days.

While Greece appears stable at this point, it should not become complacent because this is the time for political leaders to put aside their partisan calculations and to agree on an emergency plan for governing the country.

It is wrong for the political system to react only to the troika’s demands and act solely under its pressure. Surely it’s not that difficult to come up with a plan regarding a rudimentary shake-up of the public sector without gimmicks, an operational and simplified tax system, a national strategy with regard to energy issues and an overhaul of the banking sector.

A country lacking such a plan and the mechanisms to implement it is condemned to exhaustion in its efforts to manage crises and dead-ends on a daily basis.

Let’s face it: Greece needs its very own plan A, a plan that can be implemented. And developing this plan is the job of the country’s elected politicians.