Greece cannot afford a return to 2012 now the economy has finally started to grow. However, lingering uncertainty – fueled by the shameless irresponsibility of the leftist opposition and the conservative-led coalition’s own goals – is undermining much-needed political stability.
Meanwhile, the geopolitical risks in the broader region abound. Foreign investors are tempted to leave Greece because no one can be sure about who will be in charge of the country in a few months from now or what sort of policy they will adopt.
If we want to avoid putting everything at risk, then we must clear the hurdle of the presidential election and reach a deal with our creditors that will secure the country’s financing. The government seems tired, perhaps too tired. It needs a radical shake-up and fresh goals, beyond its survival. Before that, of course, it will have to clear the hurdle.