There is little to smile about as the clock ticks down to the end of 2015 and even the last items of news from the economic front tell us as much as they cast their own gloom.
As the year comes to a close, it has emerged that more businesses closed down than opened in Greece over the last 12 months, bank deposits were down in November compared to October, and almost everyone you talk to or see in the streets appears on the verge of a nervous breakdown as they try to wrap up their affairs and settle their sundry bills and commitments.
Even more depressing is the fact that there is not much to look forward to in 2016 either, not even on a global scale, as the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde warned when she said that growth is expected to be “disappointing and patchy” next year.
What Greece and every one of its citizens needs to do is keep up the struggle. Let us hope that the government has a full understanding of its responsibility to keep the country standing.