Some­thing’s got to give

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All sides are re­fus­ing to budge in the on­go­ing cri­sis. The troika wants it all right now, as if obliv­i­ous to the cur­rent cli­mate per­me­at­ing pub­lic opin­ion and what is fea­si­ble or not. The gov­ern­ment ap­pears out of breath and has fallen prey to the overzeal­ous ex­pec­ta­tions it nur­tured. Op­po­si­tion SYRIZA con­tin­ues its ac­cu­sa­tions and po­lar­iza­tion tac­tics with­out a hint of a plan. The mar­kets are rapidly los­ing faith in Greece, while in­vestors are be­gin­ning to back off. It would be such a pity, after such a big ef­fort, for the coun­try to re­turn to the dis­as­trous un­cer­tainty of 2012. Our cred­i­tors can choose their bat­tles and fo­cus on sub­stan­tial, re­al­is­tic re­forms. The gov­ern­ment must be­ing hon­est and fight­ing for the kind of re­forms it be­lieves in. The op­po­si­tion car­ries a his­tor­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity, be­cause it’s 2014, not 2009, and ly­ing costs even more. Given a max­i­mal­ist troika, a half­par­a­lyzed ad­min­is­tra­tion and an ir­re­spon­si­ble op­po­si­tion, it won’t be long be­fore we hit a wall.

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