The Greek government is bracing itself for a difficult period as it prepares to implement various economic reforms over the next few weeks. A Eurozone summit on January 22nd adds further pressure to push the various reforms through parliament.
Another issue on the agenda will be the resuming of talks between Greece and FYROM in an attempt to make a breakthrough regarding the naming dispute, which has dragged on for years. United Nations special envoy Matthew Nimetz is to meet with negotiators from both countries in New York on January 19th. Despite both countries expressing optimism over the upcoming talks, finding a solution will be a tall order given that Greece remains firmly opposed to the use of the word ‘Macedonia’ in FYROM’s official name.
Whatever the outcome of the next few weeks might be, it will be a challenging period for an incompetent government.