Editorial: Finally, a ray of light

After weeks of fruitless negotiations, we are finally beginning to see a ray of light on the horizon. The mutual statement by…

Editorial: Finally, a ray of light | tovima.gr

After weeks of fruitless negotiations, we are finally beginning to see a ray of light on the horizon. The mutual statement by Tsipras and Juncker, as well as the troika’s statement suggest that the discussion between the government and partners is finally on track towards a mutually-accepted deal.

Of course we had to literally hit rock bottom, with the economy so strained that we had to worry every day about where we will find money to cover State needs, in order to bridge the gap between desires, obsessions and reality of many government officers. The warnings were coming from all directions, they appear to have urged the Prime Minister to ignore the inexpensive and dangerous crisis of some of his officers and to take the necessary decisions to push the agreement forward.

The existing problems were obviously not solved by magic. There is still a long road ahead of us to complete the negotiations and to pave the way for the country’s smooth funding. It is clear that there is no more room for sensationalist moves for internal consumption and exercises in inter-party balances. The uncertainty that dominates the country must come to an as soon as possible.

The Prime Minister, who took the initiative and assumed the cost to unblock the stalemate of the past few weeks, also has the duty to see this negotiation through to the end with an agreement, while ignoring the prophets of doom in his party. After all, he knows that leaders are judged and emerge when they are called upon to take difficult and often painful decisions, not when they promise better days for nothing.


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