OPINION

A powerful ally

The fact that Greece has a powerful ally in Brussels is a highly comforting thought.

The current president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, fought a number of battles for the country to avoid a eurozone exit during his tenure as chief of the Eurogroup.

Now, in his capacity as the Commission’s head, he is still making all possible efforts so that the relationship of trust between Greece and the European Union is not completely broken.

Juncker’s current mission is not always an easy one.

The reason for that is because he has to deal with Germany’s inflexibility and suspicion on the one hand, and the Greek government’s lack of experience and extreme positions on the other.

A tough role no doubt, but a very positive one as far as Greece’s interests are concerned.