A lack of fore­sight

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

When deal­ing with is­sues re­lated to pol­i­tics or the econ­omy, fore­sight is a qual­ity of in­es­timable value. It is also a qual­ity that the SYRIZA-In­de­pen­dent Greeks gov­ern­ment clearly does not have in its arse­nal. The large in­crease in the price of all kinds of fuel – in­clud­ing ga­so­line, which has reached al­most 2 eu­ros per liter – is clear proof of this. Ob­vi­ously, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials thought that the cost of fuel would re­main at low lev­els. But now that it has started to head north, in com­bi­na­tion with the im­po­si­tion of higher taxes and an in­crease in value-added tax, they are flum­moxed. The worst as­pect of this state of af­fairs, though, is that the res­i­dents of Greece’s is­lands are the ones who have been left to pick up the – in­flated – bill.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.