OPINION

Way too much confusion

One surefire way for Greece to succeed in borrowing money at a lower rate of interest is to prohibit, for a good long time, any statements by Greek, as well as by European, officials regarding the Greek economic crisis. The threats, the bluffing and the public negotiations that we have seen bandied about on our television screens and in the international press are not helping the country at all right now and are especially detrimental to the official line, as they make the government continually appear to be sending mixed messages that simply create even more confusion. European leaders and officials are not completely innocent either, as they have also made a great show of conflicting statements that have heightened the uncertainty on international markets. It would be a real shame if Greece, which is striving to make strong efforts in the right direction, were to find itself in a vacuum where it cannot find creditors just because some people cannot understand just how critical the situation is.