Alexis Papachelas is a guest editorial writer to The Business Thinker. He is currently the Executive Editor of the long standing and highly respected daily Greek newspaper “Kathimerini”.
One of (the Greek prime minister)George Papandreou’s strongest cards to date has been his good connections with foreign officials. I am not referring to the rather insignificant Socialist International but to the international political and economic establishment which, whether we like it or not, plays a crucial role in shaping our future, both now and in the foreseeable future.
Some people, particularly self-styled right-wing patriots, are not very happy about this. They obviously choose to ignore the fact that Greece’s biggest national wagers have been won not only thanks to courage and brave battles but also due to the fact that our national leaders enjoyed the support of those who mattered — such as Eleftherios Venizelos following the First World War and Constantine Karamanlis when Greece joined the European Economic Community. Continue reading Lost opportunities (Greece)