With a new Greek government battling it out in the EU corridors of power, and potentially big social and economic changes in the wind, Piraeus city councillor Vangelis Marinakis hopes the new administration can achieve more than its predecessors.

“At this time political parties don’t matter. What matters is our country. What matters is if the country will exist in Europe, in the eurozone,” the chairman and chief executive of Capital Maritime & Trading argues passionately.

Whoever loves Greece hopes the new government will succeed in negotiations about the terms of its economic bailout, even if he or she is a supporter of the centre-right New Democracy (the previous government’s majority party), Marinakis adds.