This is a problem with unions that have way to much power in this country. :spy:The point i was trying to make is that he has been in office for 6 months and done nothing of substance other than what he has been told to do.
Yes there are all sorts of things going on that may result in change for the better but this is cyprus afterall any anyone who has been here for a while knows that 'promises' from politians dont usually materalise.
A couple of examples that could have saved millions.
How many months have laiki bank employees received fat pay cheques that have all been taken from the bail-in pot or government coffers. Almost all will go eventually so why prolong the agony.
CYairways - a basket case if ever there was one. Someone needs to look at the reality of the situation. Why pour in millons more when they will never a cent returned.
Maybe its because these are politicaly expedient.
But it seems that he is keeping the pace and timetable the trojka want. Otherwise they had not approved the second payment.Yes Anders, so why does pres nikos not just tell them the 'gravy train' has left cyprus and face up to them like a president who is in charge of the country.
This sort of change costs nothing and would set the right tone - but oh no cant upset anyone - it will have to be done eventually if ever cyprus is to avoid total bankruptcy.
He has done the easy things set out in the MOU - most of whats left in there is going to be very painful for some. Hence the warnings from the troika about the risks of not sticking to their timetable. :clock:is ticking
Why should the remaining 80 not be paid? You have until 15 of November to pay. Much of the outstanding IPT is from expats, and I am quite sure they will payPoliticans the world over (has as already been said) are a gutless waste of space. Anything but what is actually needed for a quite life. Dont rock the boat or we will not get re-elected. If we need change do the minimum you can get away with. Too many friends:hungry: and plams to grease. - :yell:Rant over!
Why was i not supprised to read these:
"Policy implementation of Cyprus' programme critical, uncertainties remain" from the troika chief.
Only 14m so far collected of the 100m IPT expected - as if the other 80m will be paid in october.
Things take time - agreed - but the 'crafty ways' of doing things here in cyprus will take years to change and the economy does not have that long. (maybe we can just about hold out for the gas - some hope!)
I talk to many Cypriots around where we live and many of them say that in a way we brought this on ourselves. And perhaps they are also right.I thought pres nikos was a great hope for the future of cyprus but the lack of short term activity on his part worries me.
Bring up the past solves nothing - its gone - the future is all we have. The only people who are paying for the past mistakes are normal citizens - as ever - politicians walk away richer then when they arrived.
I hope you guys are right and he does turn it around in time to avoid an unmitigated disaster. The people of cyprus deserve better than they have at present.:fingerscrossed:
That can go for many countries, not least UK. As a swede I can say I am proud that Sweden has a very strong economy and luckily are NO Euro member"we brought this on ourselves"
hindsight is a wonderful thing when looking back at the PAST. Realising too late that you have cocked it up means you have to do something to rectify the situation rather than 'navel gazing'. Same applies on a personal or national level.
The locals coming to their senses will only make matters worse in the short term as they reduce their consumption to match a lower budget.
As you can see from my posts i distrust politicans of any colour but all our futures are in their hands so we must hope that the current bunch start to get their act together a bit sharpish.