The EU Task Force for Greece has just come out with its latest Quarterly Report. This is worth reading! (40 pages)
One cannot help but be quite amazed about all the many things which the reports says are in progress. One gets the feeling like a new country is being built here. When that new country is finished, it’s going to be a great place!
I only fear that the percentage of Greeks reading these 40 pages will have several zeroes after the comma. On the other hand, the percentage of Greeks who presently see no light at the end of the tunnel certainly has 2 digits before the comma.
It is not good enough to do good things; one also has to talk about it. It’s not good enough when only interested parties are impressed by the content of 40 pages. The message that something positive is happening must reach the ‘common man’. Above all, it must reach those 41% of the young generation who, as I read today, are considering leaving the country. If they got the message that Greece is the place where the future action will be, they might change their minds and take part in that action.
As I have often stated before, I am amazed how little public attention and media coverage some of the good things which are happening in Greece get. I may be totally wrong but my guess is that the existance of the TFGR is not known to too many Greeks who are not directly involved with it. My guess is also that Greeks have the perception that the TFGR is something which EU-elites have decided to bring upon Greece. Finally, my guess is that the TFGR is being perceived as a type of occupation force; perhaps as enforcers of Troika-measures; and those Greeks who cooperate with it may become seen as collaborators.
It would be very helpful if the Greek media gave as much publicity to the TFGR as they gave to subjects like PSI, OSI, MoU and so forth. And for those who can’t wait, here are some questions and answers about the TFGR.