The “champions” of corruption in Greece appear to be located in local government, healthcare and the public sector, according to a survey published by Transparency International-Greece.
Transparency International-Greece received over 600 complaints from citizens regarding instances of corruption in the past year. The main areas of corruption are in local government (12%), healthcare (11%), public sector (9.5%), private sector (9%), education (8%) and commerce (6.7%).
Furthermore, the report shows that:
- 46% of complaints were filed by victims and 39% by witnesses
- 85% of complaints were filed by single individuals
- 38% of complaints were referred to other authority/service
- 24% of complaints were informed on how and were to address complaints
- 21% of complaints were filed in Attica and 12% in Central Macedonia
- 59% of complaints were filed via telephone and 33% via email.
In order to celebrate one year of operations, Transparency International-Greece has organized a street event in Monastiraki for Saturday, which is set to take place between noon and 5pm.