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General Inspector of Public Administration Decisions Questioned as His Term in Office has Ended

The plenary session of the State Council will decide whether the General Inspector of Public Administration Leandros Rakintzis remains legally in his position and issues administrative acts despite the fact that his term ended in September 2009. Rakintzis became General...

Greek General Inspector: Corruption Costs the Country 33 Bln Euros Each Year

"Corruption is widespread in the Greek society and in order to combat it, political will - that does not exist - is required," General Inspector of Public Administration Leandros Rakintzis was quoted as saying. Rakintzis continued by stating corruption costs Greece 33...

New Law Brings Back to Greek Public Sector 900 Employees Fired for Crimes and Misdemeanors

A new law by the ministry of labor brings back to the public sector about 900 employees who had been fired for misconduct, misdemeanors and crimes. The Greek government is in the awkward position of having to abide to the...

Corruption Still Abundant in Greece's Public Sector

Greece's General Inspector of Public Administration reported that corruption, mismanagement and impunity continue to characterize the country's public sector. In his annual report, General Inspector Leandros Rakintzis reported that measures that should have been instituted in 2014 never took place,...

Greek Health Minister Voridis: Tougher Penalties for Reneger Doctors

His will to impose tougher penalties for offenses related to the health sector announced earlier today Greek Health Minister Makis Voridis, noting that instances of patients' blackmailing or doctors' bribery, which are currently categorized as misdemeanors, will be treated as...

Greek Inspector General Says Corrupt Doctors are Seldom Disciplined

Greek General Inspector of Public Administration Leandros Rakintzis said that the Central Disciplinary Council (CDC) of the national health system seldom punishes public doctors for offenses. Speaking to Greek newspaper "Kathimerini," the public administration watchdog said, "I have found serious delays in...

Rakintzis Accuses Politicians For Enjoying Immunity in Corruption Cases

Greek General Inspector of Public Administration Leandros Rakintzis, responsible for battling corruption in the public sector, confirmed that high-profile politicians continue to benefit from concerted efforts to write-off charges of wrong-doing that allow statute of limitations to lapse before...

Inspector General Rakintzis Accuses Politicians For Breaking Their Own Rules

Greece's Inspector General of Public Administration Leandros Rakintzis accused politicians for adopting rules that they, themselves, break. Speaking to media, Rakintzis reported the case of seven shops in the region of Schinias. The shops have been illegally built on the seashore...

State Efficiency Rising As Public Sector Shrinks

President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias met with the General Inspector for Public Administration Leandros Rakintzis on Tuesday, who announced a "marked improvement" in the public sector based on his report for 2013. Rakintzis noted that the Greek state's efficiency is rising...

State Corruption is Alive and Well in Greece

The annual report on corruption in 2013 was released last week by the Greek General Inspector of Public Administration, Leandros Rakintzis. State corruption remains untouched and continues to exist, no matter what measures have been taken in recent years to...