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TI report on Greece points to lack of citizens' trust in parties, Parliament institutions, media

Δημοσίευση 10 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 08:10 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
TI report on Greece points to lack of citizens' trust in parties, Parliament institutions, media
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President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Thursday received the president of the Transparency International (TI) section in Greece, Konstantinos Bakouris, on the occasion of the release of the Global Corruption Barometer for 2010, which the latter described as "not encouraging".

President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Thursday received the president of the Transparency International (TI) section in Greece, Konstantinos Bakouris, on the occasion of the release of the Global Corruption Barometer for 2010, which the latter described as "not encouraging".

According to Bakouris, a former top corporate executive, results of the survey demonstrate a distinct lack in citizens' trust of

primary state institutions, with "political parties being amongst the institutions losing the most in terms of their trustworthiness."

Conversely, in a more-or-less positive light, Bakouris said it is encouraging that for the first time a majority of respondents believe they can make a difference, or are willing to back colleagues or friends in the fight against corruption.

Specifically in its report on Greece, the local branch of IT reiterates that the east Mediterranean country is not excluded from the sceptre of corruption, pointing to political parties, Parliament and mass media as the institutions enjoying the lowest confidence amongst the public.

Even institutions widely considered as transparent and incorruptible (NGOs, the Church of Greece) slipped in the standings.

The entire survey was held in 86 countries with a sample of 90,000 people.