In­vestors’ fears

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Ma­jor in­ter­na­tional play­ers close to seal­ing con­sid­er­able in­vest­ments in Greece are also one step away from with­draw­ing all in­ter­est. They are clearly afraid of the po­lit­i­cal risk and the pos­si­bil­ity of an ad­min­is­tra­tion that would, at best, deal with in­vest­ment and pri­va­ti­za­tion is­sues with sus­pi­cion. At the same time, the cur­rent gov­ern­ment seems to have lost its ded­i­ca­tion to the mat­ter and to be lack­ing in the nec­es­sary follow-up with re­gard to big in­vest­ments. The Greek jus­tice sys­tem is also drag­ging its feet and adding to all the un­cer­tainty and the feel­ing that per­haps the coun­try is not re­ally seek­ing in­vest­ments after all. Nev­er­the­less, a ma­jor ef­fort has been made to im­prove the coun­try’s neg­a­tive im­age and make it more at­trac­tive to those wish­ing to place their cap­i­tal here. If th­ese peo­ple aban­don Greece they won’t be back for a long time, while all we’ll be left with will be the il­lu­sion that our coun­try is the world’s sole in­vest­ment des­ti­na­tion.

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