French President Hollande is on an official 2-days visit to Athens.
He's apparrently in very good terms with Alexis Tsipras, the greek Prime Minister. Many say that Tsipras is Hollande's "political protege" meaning that Hollande has assumed the responsibility for mentoring and supporting Tsipras with respect to his european-related political manoeuvres.
I'm not sure what the impact of Hollande's visit will be, on the greek political landscape.
Unemployment will continue to skyrocket.
Recession will remain high throughout 2015 and 2016.
Maybe foundations could be laid for future french investments, with regards to the greek state-owned property privatisation programme. French conglomerates have always been keen on grabbing greek state assets.
At the current state of the economy, with high levels of de-investment, any such move is welcomed.
But the coming months will reveal if such a move from french industrialist will come to fruition.
In the meantime, greeks are facing one of the toughest (financially) winters of the "recession era". Taxation is high and still rising, and so is unemployment rate.
Nevertheless, one should remain optimistic. We will never surrender our hopes...