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Greece Seen as Second-Most Corrupt Nation in the EU

Greece is second from the bottom among EU countries in this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index, which was released by the organization "Transparency International" on Tuesday. At the very bottom of the EU nations studied, Bulgaria scored 42, which is one...

Greece Ranks 13th for Corruption Among Western States

Greece ranks 13th in a list of the most corrupt Western nations, according to latest Transparency International (TI) figures. Greece's grading was based on areas such as government accountability, the justice system, health, education and law enforcement. By gathering data from entrepreneurs,...

Transparency International: Government Under Tsipras Needs To Fight Corruption In Greece'

Before the elections, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had stated that one of his government’s priorities would be to fight corruption in the country. He wasn’t the first politician to make this promise. The international non-governmental organization Transparency International,...

Greece Ranks 69th in Corruption Among 175 Countries

Greece ranks 69th in corruption among 175 countries surveyed, according to today's Transparency International report.  Corruption is a problem for all economies, requiring leading financial centers in Europe and the U.S. to take steps to stop corruption, Transparency International said....

No Funds To Fight Greek Corruption

While Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has been touting his push to cut down the level of corruption in Greece - the highest in the European Union - an anti-graft chief hired last summer said he's still waiting for...

Greece Still EU's Most Corrupt

The 2013 ratings of 177 countries by the Berlin-based NGO Transparency International (TI) released on Dec. 3 showed that Greece is still the most corrupt country in the European Union, while Denmark is the least. The ranking is based on...

Greece's Most Corrupt: Political Parties

The most corrupt institutions in Greece - the most corrupt country in the European Union according to Transparency International - are the political parties critics say are running it into ruin. Politicians and journalists are viewed as on the take...

Greek Police, Public Worker Corruption Soars

While Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, like his predecessors, has vowed to crack down on corruption, the problem is getting worse in the police department and among civil servants during the country's crushing economic crisis, a Greek Police special task...

Greek Crisis Cuts Bribe Demands Too

Greece's crushing economic crisis is so bad that even the corrupt are asking for smaller bribes. The percentage of Greek households asked to make payoffs fell for a fourth year as austerity limited Greeks’ ability to pay, according to...

Corruption Costs Greece 10% of GDP

The Washington, D.C.-based prestigious think tank the Brookings Institution estimates that corruption is costing Greece some 20 billion euros ($26.7 billion) which, combined with lost revenues from the country’s notoriously tangled and inefficient bureaucracy, is crippling efforts to reform...