Many ordinary Greeks have little faith in a new government to save them from financial ruin – but they are not too impressed with the European Union either.
To show their feelings protesters gathered in front of the Acropolis.
According to former banker, Christos Protopapas: “Each country is too busy just looking out for its own interests and operates accordingly. The lack of a common European policy has brought us to this state now and unfortunately they have not learned anything from the economic crisis of 2008.”
Retired doctor, Niarchos Galanakis added: “It’s disappointing. European leaders have missed the boat ever since the Greek crisis began two years ago. Of course Greece plays a part in the blame, their leaders play a part in the blame, but basically it’s a general problem of leadership.”
Despite such frustration with the institutions of Europe, a recent survey shows 80 percent of the population want to keep the euro rather than go back to the drachma.