OPINION

Facts and falsehoods

The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was particularly significant.

Greece has achieved much in the fiscal department over the past few years and is now in the final stretch of the race before it can put the memorandums behind it. Merkel appeared to acknowledge the distance that Greece has covered and the fact that society and the political system cannot take much more austerity.

The question now is whether the government will be able to complete the last stretch of the obstacle course so that it will be in the position to push for a bold solution to the country’s debt mountain in the summer.

The next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether the government’s slim majority will hold. For this to happen, however, is it is necessary for the prime minister, as well as all other high-ranking government officials, to be clear with the people and to explain what is at stake, what is the truth and what are lies.