Sunday 11 December 2016

Posturing will not end crisis in Greece

Published 07/07/2015 | 02:30

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

It would appear that debt re-profiling is the latest expensive euphemism for kicking the can down the road, or maybe even catapulting it high over Crete. On what was the morning after optimism in Athens, a tetchy telephone call took place between Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras. The Greek prime minister was warned not to turn up in Brussels without a plan.

  • Go To

That might be no bad thing, for if you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else; and so far in this crisis, no one appears to have a clue.

A spokesman for Ms Merkel said: "Greece is in the eurozone . . . it depends on Greece acting for it to stay that way." No great direction or leadership from that quarter.

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

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice