Time and tide wait for no man
Come next Sunday, all of Europe will be thrust into a swirl of electoral developments whose results and consequences are far from predictable. The trends that have emerged over the past few years and are taking precedence over others are more than apparent. They also signal a new period of introspection in individual countries and reaction against the so-called European spirit of solidarity. Given that the writing is on the wall, the Greek government has a duty to put aside all the big talk (that conceals its tendency to bury its head in the sand) and wrap up any loose ends it has with its international creditors as soon as possible. As terrible as it sounds, we can more or less depend on every new day being worse than the last, as pressure and serious obstacles continue to mount. In short, time and tide wait for no man, so there’s no room for delays.