I am a bit confused about the controversial messages coming over from the other side of the Atlantic. Two messages came on Friday and both leading to one direction – deal between Greece and its creditors – but on different speed.
the message by IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde was.
“It has to be a comprehensive approach, not a quick and dirty job,” she said.
A few hours later, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had a telephone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and urged him
“to quickly strike a deal with international creditors or risk immediate hardship for his country.”
According to Reuters and other media, Lew “cautioned that failure to quickly reach an agreement would create immediate hardship for Greece and uncertainties for Europe and the global economy more broadly,” a US Treasury official said in a statement.
So now what? A quick or Not a quick?
But difference of opinion does not occur in Washington only. A huge disagreement on how to approach the Greek problem and what kind of mid-solutions could be found divides also Greece’s European partners in Brussels and Berlin. With Eurozone leader Germany to insist on a rigid approach and full implementation of 150% austerity till the end of all Greeks’ days.
I assume the problem of not having reached an agreement yet does not lie on Greek Government but on the concepts’ diversities of its creditors and all persons and institutions directly or indirectly involved.
The rest is …waste of time, nerves and resources.