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I would like to see Greece as a case study, an opportunity for Europe to strengthen its coordination of fiscal policy.
Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don’t pay their taxes.
Many people have been pontificating, and patronizing, and moralizing, and scapegoating, saying you Greeks, you are the problem. I would say we Greeks have a problem. We are not the problem.
This idea that you’re a successful tough guy if you evade taxes and deceive the state has got to change.
The structures in Europe in a globalising economy need to be modernised, need to be more integrated, need to be stronger.
My hope is that we will turn Greece into maybe the most transparent country in the world with everything on the web.
I have a deep sense of responsibility to my country and Greek people.
If we were the problem, it would be very convenient – kick Greece out, everything’s fine. What would happen to Spain, what about Portugal, what about Italy, what about the whole of the euro zone? We need more cooperation and less simplification and prejudice.
Markets themselves are looking for stability, and I think we have underestimated the capacity of Europe… to actually create a more stable framework for the whole issue of debt management, bonds, and so on.