Greece’s Most Corrupt: Political Parties



CorruptionPic-630x400_559_355The 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 by most Greeks with 50 percent also saying they’ve had to bribe public officials to get services.

The organization’s report finds Greece again rated at the bottom of 28 countries surveyed in the region covered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

To the question of whether the government is motivated by “big interests,” code for payoffs, 83 percent of Greeks said they’s true, compared to 70 percent of Italians, 55 percent of Germans, and only 5 percent of Norwegians. Most Greeks laid the blame for corrupt practices right at the feet of the government, now a fragile coalition of the New Democracy Conservatives and PASOK Socialists blamed for creating the economic crisis by packing public payrolls with hundreds of thousands of needless hires for generations in return for votes.

It was just as bad for Greek journalists, who scored lower than anyone else in the world except for Nigeria. Most Greek media is owned by businesses aligned with political parties and have newspapers, TV and radio stations to get government contracts and back their favorites, resulting in hugely-biased news reports in many instances.

However, while in 2010 the 75% of respondents believed that the corruption in Greece was increasing, now only 54 percent said they believe that. Transparency International said there’s still mistrust of the government and media in Greece at a dramatically high level.


69 COMMENTS

  1. Alex,
    Being polite….???
    You can’t help yourself, and no one else can help you either it seems.

    We all will have to keep putting up with you, though from this point on……

    PLEASE EVERYONE, CAN WE ALL JUST IGNORE HIM?

  2. By ‘everyone” he means himself, all his other handles, far treasonous leftist extremists and Skopian false flags

  3. Alex–you are digging yourself deeper and deeper in with who ever reads these comments–anyone want to write in and support Alex’s personal attacks and his paranoid perspective? Looking forward to hearing from you all. (Hey Alex–here is your chance to get your “friends” to write in!)

    This attitude that “I am alright and the world is all screwed up” is in line with a classic “authoritarian” personality disorder. And your paranoid rants about Skopians and the like is also starting to sound sort of pathological, my good man.

    Check out a description of that personality defect in the DSM-IV codes. Look it up under Personality Disorders, subclass Paranoid Personality Disorder. Never hurts to check into these things when they become obvious to others: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoid_personality_disorder)

  4. Alex–you are one complex individual. Don’t take that to mean ‘intelligent’ or ‘well-mannered.’ Your etiquette at a public forum pretty well defines your intelligence and your education (you still persist in argumentum ad hominem–always a red flag the person speaking has run out of compelling points in his thesis and can only then attack the person of opposition with name-calling and immature displays of finger-pointing). These antics are classic “Alex.”

    But there is something I find more disturbing: You seem pretty fixated by certain words and paranoid delusions, which indicates to a number of people (as I know that I am not alone here) that you possibly suffer from some form of personality disorder.

    You can see for yourself by “trolling” through the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV). I am not a psychiatrist but I would place my bet somewhere between Paranoid and Narcissistic personality disorders.

    Let’s run a little test: See if, in your next responses, you can refrain from using only this list of four of your neurotic “trigger points’:

    Troll
    Skopian / Skopes
    handleswapping
    communist

    And when it comes to name-calling, I will accept your suggestion that I am a moron–only if you accept your personality aberrations are pervasive and obvious to many.

  5. As long as you reserve the right to repeat yourself ad nauseum (e.g.”Troll”) I will do the same. The difference is that while you insist on insulting, I am only suggesting you seek help.

  6. You are one to talk. All you do here is rant about me and the government like crazies worldarts and thessaniki.,(who may very well be Skopian false flags trying to get us to support commie Syriza)

    Here’s an idea. Why not explain whom you support rather just than whom you don’t support?

  7. so 18.85 is the majority of what the country wants? You get brighter ever day that goes by. What other country would have 18.85% ruling?

  8. You’re closer to being Skopian than anyone on here. You don’t even speak Greek. You can’t speak Greek!

  9. But Alex, what fun would that be? It’s more entertaining for all of us to keep you guessing–it feeds your neurotic tendencies.

    Guess whose flag I have flying over my estate and on my yacht, Alex? You might be surprised. The main point here is to keep your paranoid brain cooking with “trolls.”

    Alex–please don’t ever leave this forum–it just wouldn’t be the same for all of us without you. 🙂

  10. Hey its the handleswapping troll that runs to the defense of communists and Skopians… while at the same time claiming to be a GD supporter!

  11. Hey Mr. Prime Minister. why don’t you explain to actual Greek posters here why you repeated defended leftists while at the same time claiming to support GD? Rather odd logic that no?

  12. onto. You have an ally!

    Handleswapper “Alex Prime Minister of Greece” who claims to support GD yet repeatedly kept defending leftist Syriza… much the handleswapping Skopian trolls.

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