Greek government-debt crisis

A delicate balance

It is very important that the Greek Parliament manages to elect a new president to succeed Karolos Papoulias so snap national elections can be avoided and a ballot date can be set for next autumn.

For all that to happen, the country must first wrap up negotiations with its international lenders and make sure that its economic performance continues to improve.

Gov't focused on completing review with troika, despite the odds

Despite the huge challenges ahead, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partner, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, agreed on Monday that the government will remain focused on completing the current round of negotiations with the troika and securing an agreement for a “post-memorandum” era next year.

Something’s got to give

All sides are refusing to budge in the ongoing crisis. The troika wants it all right now, as if oblivious to the current climate permeating public opinion and what is feasible or not. The government appears out of breath and has fallen prey to the overzealous expectations it nurtured. Opposition SYRIZA continues its accusations and polarization tactics without a hint of a plan.