Wednesday 7 December 2016

Deceitful and intransigent maybe, but Greece deserves better

Published 30/06/2015 | 02:30

An elderly woman is overcome with emotion outside a Eurobank in Athens yesterday
An elderly woman is overcome with emotion outside a Eurobank in Athens yesterday

Something strange happened yesterday; the world's financial markets trembled but there was no rout. Shares fell but we have seen worse days recently, sometimes for no reason.

  • Go To

That was good news for almost everybody bar Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. A market meltdown would have strengthened his hand in talks but the market reaction suggests the Greeks are on their own.

This nonchalant shrug is only the latest manifestation of a general indifference towards Greece which often merges with plain disdain.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice