Window of opportunity

Greece’s principal partners and creditors seem ready to reach an agreement with the Greek government that will not be too onerous and will unlock much-needed bailout funding for the cash-strapped country.

Clearly they are not afraid of the consequences that a Greek accident would have on the rest of European economies as much as they are of the country’s possible destabilization and the geopolitical effects this could have.

Therefore, there appears to be a window of opportunity as far as the governing coalition is concerned.

However, a group of impassioned personalities within government ranks will do everything in their power to torpedo the administration’s efforts to sign a deal.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is well aware of what lies ahead, the benefits of a deal and the risks of an accident.

The question is whether he is capable of successfully handling the incongruous, yet very loud bloc backing a rift.

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