OPINION

Risking instability

What is happening in Greece right now is not good at all. The Greek people feel that the country has neither a government nor an opposition.

What’s more, this comes at a time when Greece is facing unprecedented challenges. The country needs a plan, a sense of professionalism and some robust decision-making.

The administration keeps postponing tough decisions and taking last-minute decisions, under tremendous pressure.

Meanwhile, the opposition has entered a period of gloomy introversion. Essentially nonexistent in Parliament, it is exhausting its energies on inner-party battles and appears to be absent from current developments.

The next few weeks are crucial. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have to take more difficult decisions. New Democracy will be called to prove whether or not it can cope with the basics and play the role which it is entitled to both institutionally and historically.

The threat of anarchy and the political system’s further fragmentation is visible.