OPINION

Keeping up the momentum

The successful completion of negotiations between the Greek government and representatives of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund has refuted the doomsday scenarios favored by certain commentators and politicians in Greece and abroad.

What the completion of talks means is that the road toward a primary surplus, toward a certain degree of financial independence from international lenders, is now beginning to open up, setting the country on the right course.

However, it would be completely disastrous if government officials and the state mechanism were to lose the current momentum and begin winding back down into a state of inertia as they have been seen to do in the past.

Greece needs ministers and top state officials who will work day and night to solve the problems that fall under their jurisdiction, not because they need to do so in order for Greece to secure the next tranche of bailout funding, but because it is their duty, an imperative for the salvation of the country.