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Kevin Featherstone: A Window of Opportunity, but Will it Be Taken?

The Italian elections have reminded everyone that the economic crisis has made European publics lose faith in the established political process and they’re looking for something ‘new’. They’ve also helped to turn international attention away from Greece. Indeed, with its second bail-out secured and new tranches of the loans being paid, the ‘plan’ for Athens has been updated and her partners pray it is settled. With 2013 as an election year, Chancellor Merkel doesn’t want to hear of any more problems from Greece. So, for those who firmly believe that Greece’s best course is to remain within the euro-zone, a window of opportunity has been created with relative stability and an action plan.

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