Serious contradictions

The contradictions faced by the current Greek government are forcefully coming to light following the agreement reached between the newly elected administration and the country’s partners and lenders.

There is no doubt that the coming months will prove crucial and full of dangers.

Certain powerful officials in the eurozone believe that it will prove impossible for Greece to reach the conclusion to the negotiations that is required in order for the country to be on the receiving end of funding once again.

The opposition surely has no other option but to support the deal and the measures attached to it.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will need to show decisiveness and careful handling in view of a new national consensus that will allow the country to cope with the particularly tough environment which has developed.