Negotiations with the eurozone have drifted onto dangerous ground and the next few days will require decisions in both Athens and Brussels that will determine Greece’s fate for years to come.
It is clear that there is little if any trust between the two sides. Blatant threats made against Greece by certain officials representing our creditors only serve to undermine the negotiation effort and accelerate an impasse.
Meanwhile, the absence of a united position in Athens and the tactless actions of certain officials are increasing the tension and pushing away the country’s traditional allies.
Some extremely tough decisions are just around the corner. It will take consensus, honesty and determination to vanquish those in Greece and abroad who are pushing the struggling country toward a euro exit. This will require the government to seek the support of other parties so that it can secure the broadest consensus possible, and time is running out.