No more own goals, please

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De­spite the daily crises and the coali­tion gov­ern­ment’s many own goals we should not lose sight of the big­ger pic­ture. It ap­peared that Greece had fi­nally en­tered more sta­ble ter­ri­tory and the econ­omy had started to grow. How­ever, as has so of­ten been the case in the past, the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem dropped the ball at the worst pos­si­ble mo­ment. The left­ist op­po­si­tion fu­eled a lengthy pe­riod of un­cer­tainty and the gov­ern­ment ap­peared to lose its cool fol­low­ing the re­sults of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment elec­tions in May. That said, a lot of key chal­lenges lie ahead. The fi­nan­cial mar­kets and Greece’s in­ter­na­tional lenders have both sent a loud sig­nal to the gov­ern­ment as well as the op­po­si­tion which is in a hurry to rule the coun­try. The ad­min­is­tra­tion must rise to the oc­ca­sion and find the courage to clear its high­est hur­dle yet. It would of course be good if gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials stopped shoot­ing them­selves in the foot.

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