KATHMANDU: Recently, Greece has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. When an economy as small as Greece can entice such attention, one can only comprehend the media frenzy of such drama on a major economy. Reports coming from Greece suggest that the end may be reached more quickly than previously thought.
Looking at the turn of events in the past few days, it is not hard to come to a conclusion that it might be in the interests of all concerned for Syria to win the elections and force the pending issue. Putting together another weak government that cannot implement its widely anti-cipated plans will only lead to more misrepresentation and rewind the hands of time for three or six months seeking a head start again.
Either way, it is what will happen next that will open up few more doors of speculation. The international press has been instigating statements all through last week from one European leader to another, suggesting that Greece may have to bid adieu to the euro. These influential people amongst others have told the press that the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) were working on scenarios in case the country had to leave. The ECB President Mario Draghi even entered unchartered waters and acknowledged that Greece could end up exiting.
On behalf of the mindful, I would like to ask myself, is this the Europe we are talking about or even dreamed about — a continent of immense opportunities and a standard of living comparable to none? Is this where all those high minded ideals of a European community have led us to a place called Greece, where all the problems are locked in? I hope not, because if it is, then it would definitely split the European continent — not just by drawing a line from east to west — but right down the middle.
(The author is the senior assistant manager of business development department at Mercantile Exchange Nepal. She can be contacted