OPINION

In need of a second wind

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and a few of his ministers have gone to great lengths to see Greece regain credibility in the eyes of its partners.

Given that the state mechanism is not operating as it should, a number of key officials currently in charge of certain state affairs have reached the point of exhaustion.

However, it would be a major mistake for them to be defeated due to fatigue, just as the game is drawing to a close.

The country’s partners realize that Greece has achieved much more than other countries which are also in a bailout program. They will help Greece to finally exit the memorandum era. At the end of the day, the country has been through worse.

What is needed now is for calm and seriousness to prevail, so that those who would see the country give up at the next hurdle and enter a long period of turbulence – such as in the case of early elections – can be ignored and the country can focus on getting back on its feet.