Greece finds itself at an extremely crucial turning point. Despite the recent agreement with lenders, the risk of an exit from the euro area has not disappeared, the economy is stumbling, and the country is faced with never-before-seen challenges – most importantly the record arrival of immigrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
One would expect that Greek politicians of all colors would live up to the demands of the situation – but, much to everyone’s disappointment, this has not happened. Instead of pragmatic proposals, we hear leftist officials speak of “parallel programs.” Instead of a serious debate between political foes, we get an endless exchange of barbs and accusations.
People are questioning why they should return to the ballot box. The pre-election campaign is off track. Things are too serious to have to put up with all the cacophony.