Anyone who speaks out against the idea of a meeting between Greece’s political party leaders while negotiations with the troika are ongoing is making a mistake and offering the country a bad service.
Similar high-level meetings have taken place in the past, in fact at times when things were less critical than they are today.
It seems fair to say that Greece could perhaps have avoided some trouble if those contacts had produced results.
Sure, no one expects to see much come out of such a meeting. Nevertheless, the country’s voters would like to see the people who are dealing with Greece’s fate sit down around the same table and engage in a responsible debate.
Meanwhile, a meeting would force the main leftist opposition to finally take a stand on hard issues. In a way, such a meeting is long overdue.