OPINION

Safeguarding shoots of hope

We have seen enough signs in the past few weeks to suggest that Greece is coming close to the end of a long and extremely painful recession. The financial figures as well as market developments show that the Greek economy has basically dropped as far as it can go.

At the same time, however, the specter of political uncertainty is making its presence felt once more and the possibility of there being major developments that could shake the country’s balance is causing concern among investors who have put their money into this country over the past few months.

The European Parliament elections next week are extremely important on many different levels, but foremost is that if the result throws the political system into chaos it could lead to a vacuum in governance, which would inevitably result in putting off investors who believed that the country was back on track.