OPINION

Personal sacrifices

Every country needs a powerful and capable opposition as much as a good government. Today Greece has neither.

A new entity uniting all those profoundly worried about the country who wish to see it remain in Europe is needed urgently. The opposition is currently fragmented, weak and not a trustworthy solution in the case of a snap election or an emergency. This might seem unfair, but it’s the harsh reality reflected in opinion polls and empirically.

We are reaching a climax in the confrontation between the purely pro-European forces and those who want the drachma. If the pro-European majority is represented by the same, tired faces and political formations, the country is in danger of risking an unprecedented disaster and being cut off from Europe’s core. No one must be allowed to entrap the country out of selfishness, inertia or personal calculations. The time of decisions and doing one’s duty, including that of personal sacrifice for the sake of the country, is near.