- A debt restructuring: Greece's government can't pay the present debt load of over 175% of GDP, so it won't, and shouldn't;
- A major tax reform: Greece's 45% payroll tax rate, plus its 23% VAT rate, plus a personal income tax system with a top rate of 46% (and the 32% rate hitting at only 26,000 Euros of income), makes business activity basically impossible...unless you evade the taxes. So, that's what people do, if they want to somehow obtain food and shelter. Others rely on government handouts – welfare recipients, government employees, and crony businesses – concluding (correctly) that regular economic activity is pointless in this environment. If all this wasn't disastrous enough, capital gains are taxed as regular income. The new government is also planning a "Large Property Tax", or basically a wealth tax. Plus, I'm sure there are hundreds of junk taxes on all sorts of nonsense, which always happens in these situations;
- A major overhaul of government services, aiming to provide the same level of service with much lower cost to the government. This would likely include a major reduction of government employee headcount, probably a restructuring of employment agreements, and eliminating myriad crony deals with government suppliers;
- Either keeping the Euro, or introducing other "stable money" alternatives such as an "open currency policy" where people can use any currency they wish.
"In a crumbling society and a country with a humanitarian crisis, you can't sink wages any further. We can, however, push forward with structural reforms. We want to finally create institutions to efficiently apply taxes. We want to modernize the judiciary so that you no longer have to wait a year for a verdict. In the future, it should be possible to establish a company quickly and without extensive bureaucracy. We will also develop a land and property registry, something that has been promised since 1930...We will restrict the unrestrained activities of the oligarchs. They control the media and still receive huge loans from the banks, in contrast to normal companies. We would also like to monitor the work of state suppliers, which have established vast cartels. No reasonable person can be opposed to such a plan, and we are determined to tackle it."