During my career in the corporate world, one thing was a given: when a subsidiary, branch or whatever of your organization was in trouble, you went there personally to form a picture for yourself on the spot.
I would have thought that EU-elites, right after the outbreak of the Greek crisis, would have planned their next meeting in Athens. On one hand, to show colors to the Greek people that they could feel like being part of a family. On the other hand, to get first-hand information as to what the problems were and how they could best be solved in cooperation with one another.
Well, that’s what I would have thought. I guess I was wrong.
Moral of the story
If there is a problem somewhere, one should first take a good and hard look at it personally before jumping to conclusions. If one doesn’t get that assessment right, one is unlikely to get the solutions right.
The final question
Why in the world did EU-eliltes not do that?
PS: previous posts in this series: P1, P2, P3.