A use­ful meet­ing

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Any­one who speaks out against the idea of a meet­ing be­tween Greece’s po­lit­i­cal party lead­ers while ne­go­ti­a­tions with the troika are on­go­ing is mak­ing a mis­take and of­fer­ing the coun­try a bad ser­vice. Sim­i­lar high-level meet­ings have taken place in the past, in fact at times when things were less crit­i­cal than they are to­day. It seems fair to say that Greece could per­haps have avoided some trou­ble if those con­tacts had pro­duced re­sults. Sure, no one ex­pects to see much come out of such a meet­ing. Nev­er­the­less, the coun­try’s vot­ers would like to see the peo­ple who are deal­ing with Greece’s fate sit down around the same ta­ble and en­gage in a re­spon­si­ble de­bate. Mean­while, a meet­ing would force the main left­ist op­po­si­tion to fi­nally take a stand on hard is­sues. In a way, such a meet­ing is long over­due.

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