OPINION

Loud and clear

The messages currently reaching Greece from all corners of Europe are absolutely crystal-clear.

European countries, even those in the south, are ready to demand that whichever government is elected following the snap general election on January 25 comply with and implement the pledges that Greece has already committed to as part of its international bailout program.

This is a fact that no one in this country is in any position to ignore.

At the same time however there are also serious voices across Europe advocating that Greece’s sovereign debt ought to be reduced by a considerable extent.

However, these voices are those of analysts, not of political leaders and politicians reflecting the positions of European parliaments.

We must not confuse academic analysis with the views of those responsible for taking final decisions.

Anyone who does so is simply oblivious to the danger that is looming.