The lack of information emerging from the negotiations between Greek ministers and the institutions in Brussels means that the political focus is on domestic developments, pending further news from the Belgian capital.
The Bank of Greece (BoG) said on Thursday that the European Central Bank increased the Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) ceiling for Greek banks by 400 million euros to 46.6 billion following a request made by BoG.
In the absence of any tangible developments from the ongoing talks in Brussels, fringe issues have dominated the political agenda in Greece since Monday.
Greeks are a bag of contradictions regarding political ideology and views, with the majority believing “socialism” to be a more positive term than “capitalism” while, at the same time, espousing the classical characteristics of liberalism in valuing “freedom” over “equality”, a new, wide-ranging opinion poll suggests.
Monday’s Eurogroup is about to roll around and Greece does not seem much closer to an agreement with the institutions. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears ready to go in search of the fabled, but rarely-seen “political solution” to secure the conclusion of the second review but given where the various sides stand at the moment, looking up David Copperfield might be more useful.