Editorial: Clear decisions Mr. Tsipras
With time running out and the pressure increasing as every day goes by, it becomes clear to all sides – especially the Greek one…
With time running out and the pressure increasing as every day goes by, it becomes clear to all sides – especially the Greek one – that it is imperative for the negotiation to result in an agreement. There may have been some important steps forward, but it seems that there are a lot of unresolved issues that need to be addressed in a short while.
Mr. Juncker was clear and unequivocal in his interview yesterday. He argued that he is openly in favor of the Greek people, but that sometimes the Greek people make their friends’ life very difficult. He noted how he trusts Mr. Tsipras, but not his party. It is high time that the government and the Prime Minister personally clear up the atmosphere in the negotiations and send the necessary political signal, in order to close the deal.
The European Commission President’s message was clear and specific. The Greek people must become more precise regarding the VAT, primary surplus and early retirements. He explained that the information on privatizations must be up to date, as the divs are constantly changing.
With the State treasury empty, the economy suffering from the uncertainty and lack of liquidity, there is no room for delays and much less a disaster in the negotiations. Any other solution other than an agreement will be catastrophic for the country and the people who are suffering.
The exercises in political equilibrium must give way to clear decisions, to clear solutions. The Prime Minister, who assumed power in a very difficult period for the country, has the responsibility to put an end to the current uncertainty, by ignoring the political cost and the vices of certain party friends, who either ignore or are indifferent towards the consequences of rupture with Europe.