Im­ped­i­ments to growth

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For­eign in­vestors and in­ter­na­tional mar­kets are await­ing tan­gi­ble re­sults from Athens in or­der to be con­vinced that the coun­try is, fi­nally, turn­ing a cor­ner, and that some­thing is mov­ing af­ter years of frus­tra­tion. Their wait has been a long one and the eco­nomic pres­sure on the coun­try has been un­bear­able. But the deals re­gard­ing the old air­port, and the new one as well, could do the trick. How­ever, if for­eign in­vestors are to be con­vinced of Athens’s com­mit­ment to change, it will need to make some bold de­ci­sions that will al­low the coun­try to cir­cum­vent, and es­sen­tially neu­tral­ize, the naysay­ers within the ad­min­is­tra­tion and within the state that are do­ing ev­ery­thing in their power to stand in the way of the growth Greece so des­per­ately needs. The prob­lem is that those op­posed to progress are de­ter­mined as ever to keep stand­ing in the way.

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