Editorial: Less polarization, more credibility…
The country has already entered a rather complicated political and financial state, due to the uncertainty of the Presidential…
The country has already entered a rather complicated political and financial state, due to the uncertainty of the Presidential election. This state becomes even more complicated due to the problems affecting other Eurozone countries.
The statement of Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi, that if his government fails the troika will come, on the one hand illustrates the challenges to be faced and on the other the complicated environment within which we are called upon to negotiate our problems.
The last thing we need is to exacerbate this difficult situation we are already in ourselves, with unfortunate declarations intended to galvanize political party audiences. As soon as the infamous markets caught a whiff of uncertainty they immediately put us up against the wall. Their aggression if further supported by the polarizing climate of conflict that is starting to become clear.
The next few weeks will be critical for the credibility of the country and the political system as a whole. The wounds left by the management of the crisis are very deep and affect all facets of our political life. We do not nee to make it any worse by cultivating delusions or fear amongst the people, who are struggling for tomorrow.
The economy and society cannot endure another exhausting barrage of political conflict intended for domestic consumption. For once there is a lot more at stake than just holding onto power – namely the overall prospects of the country, the recovery of the economy, society and institutions. The political leaders should consider their responsibilities, if they can, and at least protect the sacrifices that the Greek people have endured.