A senior Eurozone official, speaking under anonymity in the regular press briefing prior to the launch of the Eurogroup called the delays in the Hellinikon project a monument to "obstructionism and mismanagement."
That official, noting the blocking of the investment, ironically commented that "the airplanes apparently landed on archaeological finds" for decades.
"It will be a relief to finish this conversation," he said.
At the same time, the same official stressed that unlocking this investment would bring "significant benefits to Greece". As he pointed out, they are likely to be even greater than the investment itself.
Meanwhile, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) presents the matter in a large opinion article commenting that the investment had been initially signed under former PM Antonis Samaras, disparaging the leftist SYRIZA government for appeasing workers’ unions and archaeological groups who all come from the same ideological background.