OPINION

Strange powers at work?

Negotiations between Greece and its eurozone partners and creditors are hanging in the balance, which would suggest that this is the time to avoid any unilateral actions that could tip the balance against us.

Nevertheless, there are ministers who are announcing the immediate submission of draft bills that are certain to antagonize our creditors and blast the talks out of the water. This seems odd to say the least. But the real question is whether these ministers are in fact acting alone or whether there is an invisible hand at work, pushing them with the intent of making sure that the talks collapse.

Does Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have a clear view of what is going on in his government? One has to wonder, because the things he is heard stating in public have absolutely nothing to do with the draft laws and amendments that are soon going to put before Parliament.