In addition to “Today”, there is also “Tomorrow”

Professor Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph, Canada) published an article in Naftemporiki on the current negotiations with the European partners.

The root of the problem is that the whole negotiation “game” has been approached by the Greek government as a static “once and for all” game. However, it is anything but that. The last four years have shown that a crisis of such magnitude is an ongoing dynamic process with memory. It will be to our advantage to recognise that even as late as now, since a mediocre agreement is always better that no agreement at all. It is a pity that we have come so far in the process as to not recognize the fact that the system has “memory” and there is also “tomorrow” and not just “today” in how one conducts negotiations especially if you find yourself on the “asking” side.

Read full article here (in Greek).

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