A central objective of any government is to produce policies and a collective vision.

Often, they handle and manage crises, but that must not trap their strategy and the long-term planning which societies need. This is all the more true for Greece, which was battered economically and made many sacrifices during the decade-long economic crisis.

In that sense the pandemic crisis, which is unprecedented and by all appearances will be protracted, can function as a trap in the effort to reorder the country.

The government has proven in a variety of sectors that it has the necessary reflexes and that it can create a useful combination of the lessons of the pandemic with long-term planning.

Our country must become attractive to investment, become a pillar and hub in the region, harmonise with the new digital environment, be a model of green investment and state reforms, and secure a role as a multi-faceted, forward-looking geopolitical player in our region.

A comprehensive plan without statism or introversion is needed.

We have the dynamic to promote such a plan and incorporate the management of current issues in a cohesive vision that can persuade the public that it will have to make some sacrifices that will be involved.

Management of a crisis is not enough.

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