The appointment of a new governor for the Bank of Greece is extremely important. The chief of the country’s central bank must ensure that this institution retains the independence and autonomy that is such a fundamental part of the eurozone system.
The main opposition, meanwhile, has said that it will oust former Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras from the post if it comes to power.
SYRIZA is well aware of how things stand in Europe and this insistence that it will get rid of Stournaras is a sign of immaturity that raises concerns about the party’s ability to deal with important and sensitive issues. It is one thing to claim publicly that you want the country to remain in the eurozone and quite another to accept that continued participation in the eurozone requires following certain fundamental rules.
Hopefully SYRIZA’s stance on this issue is nothing more than grandstanding meant for domestic consumption.