Schvidkiy, Managing Director at SHFM Overseas
in Sweden, mirrors this position and says he’s advised his clients to “diversify their midterm financial assets and instruments within non-Euro EU countries like the UK, Denmark and Sweden.”Furthermore, Iliyan Ivanov
, a Lawyer with Atanassov and Ivanov Law Firm
in Bulgaria, suggests that, at a micro-level, this situation will provide greater “financial and legal independence of international subsidiaries of Greek banks” and a “freer movement of goods, services and capital, for example, small Greek businesses incorporating in Bulgaria and managing their affairs from there.”
Back in Greece, however, some just want a quick agreement.
Eleftherios Erkekoglou, a Partner at KSi Greece, says he wants a EU-sponsored solution that “will provide space for Greece to breathe, work, create and pay off.” He adds, “I strongly believe that Greece cannot be a non-EU country. It would somehow affect other EU countries, but it would be a disaster for my country. The problem is that the Greek people cannot afford any more short-term solutions and we need to find a future goal to strive for. We need solidarity and understanding from other EU countries.”
Panagiotis Spatiotis, an Athens-based private tax specialist, shares this sentiment, believing “it is in the best interest of every part to end this crisis. The EU wants to remove uncertainty from the European economic climate in order to achieve higher growth and end any discussion about the sustainability of the Eurozone.”
One thing is certain: Greece is at a crossroads, and a decision will be made, at the latest, come Sunday.