Remain or Wither from the Euro: Greece atCrossroads
Greece is yet again seemingly in the very edge of important but decisive decisions.Decisions that need to be undertaken on the future of the country inside the Eurozone,as well as for the future stability of Europe.Questions at stake: To stay in the Eurozone or to wither from the Euro? Secondaryearly elections on June 17 2012, will create two possible outcomes, according to EUleaders: Remain in the Eurozone or face the consequences.The aforementioned quote, resembles questions raised in the past. During the secondloaning procedure in Greece during early 2012, the former PM George Papandreoureported that “we either decide in support of the loan thus remaining in the Eurozoneor we will face consequences of going back to the Drachma” (Greek NationalCurrency).Political reaction of MPs through fear of a disintegratingeconomy led eventually towards the signature and support of a new loaningprocedure, that established an even more strong austerity measure plan.
Social reaction was immediate. It failed to pass a strong European Message. Civilreaction resulted to opposite results than what was expected: May 6th 2012 electionsresulted to a sudden rise of leftist parties, not social democrats, but also extreme rightnationalists. Eventually leading again to early elections, while new political partieselected (8), failed to create a unity government.Questions for or against favoring the Euro or Europe at large are anticipated byGreeks as immoral and irrational.”We are Europeans” Greeks say. No need to ask this any longer.As Europeans then how do we overturn this social and fiscal degradation, thisnegative reaction towards Greece and Greeks, a possible exit from the Eurozone?First we need to overturn “social messaging on Greece and the Greeks:Words such as prosperity, growth and development are the way forward for positivesocial reactions. Through the Media and through constant public communication.We need to establish a long term credible and viable goal a credible mission forsuccess.We should increase factors that would create a strong concrete development. Weshould be attentive to a national/European objective.There should be a dream of What Greece should be .Greece needs an innovative policy methodology.A dissemination of knowledge and knowhow from the world to the state. We need tobring knowledge back as well as human capital and Foreign Direct Investment inGreece. No need of bureaucracy. Greece should be open for business in a free marketworld.We need to reconstruct a truthfully important, a trust worthy and credible country forand about the region.We will, with the support of allies increase political effectiveness and practicalimpact. We will increase accountability and trust, with partners, we will counter newand possibly upcoming challenges, whether symmetrical or asymmetrical.We should be flexible, open to suggestions strategically and tactically. We willresolve issues, long-term and peripheral.Our orientation towards concrete and practical development is the way forward for arobust cooperation plan for development.Political cooperation and enhanced engagement.
It entails cooperation in multiple levels. Partners in Europe should be Partners inworld challenges; especially when those challenges are of European and internationalconcern.We therefore need a concept on smart development. Greece and Greeks are expectedto rise up to the level.This concept of development will be a new approach, a new commitment, a newmindset of capabilities, political and fiscal; a new culture of development andunderstanding. an application that assures that an agreement on smart developmentwill result to re-approachment of collective understanding. It will solidify a newEuropean posture and a new Euro-Atlantic identity, fidelity, prosperity andcredibility.