Something’s got to give

All sides are refusing to budge in the ongoing crisis. The troika wants it all right now, as if oblivious to the current climate permeating public opinion and what is feasible or not. The government appears out of breath and has fallen prey to the overzealous expectations it nurtured. Opposition SYRIZA continues its accusations and polarization tactics without a hint of a plan. The markets are rapidly losing faith in Greece, while investors are beginning to back off. It would be such a pity, after such a big effort, for the country to return to the disastrous uncertainty of 2012.

Our creditors can choose their battles and focus on substantial, realistic reforms. The government must being honest and fighting for the kind of reforms it believes in. The opposition carries a historical responsibility, because it’s 2014, not 2009, and lying costs even more. Given a maximalist troika, a half-paralyzed administration and an irresponsible opposition, it won’t be long before we hit a wall.

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