Some lines shouldn’t be crossed
Certain foreign media and a number of European politicians have begun referring to Greece in a terms that are provocatively disparaging. The front pages of various populist newspapers, as well as the way that some European officials and politicians have taken it upon themselves to speak publicly about the terms they would set or like to see set in order for Greece to receive the fifth tranche of its bailout package, create a lot of question marks. The only thing that is certain is that they are sorely trying Greek public opinion and stoking our own domestic populist forces, whom no one wants to see getting too far out of hand. One cannot help but wonder whether there are those who want to provoke the political and social situation in Greece so that it reaches melting point in order to serve their own interests or in order to force Greece out of the eurozone. In any case, however justified their anger, the EU, ECB and IMF should not cross the red lines that concern the national dignity of Greek citizens.