Cost of petty corruption in Greece has halved during crisis

Society Tags: Corruption
Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

The crisis appears to have led to a substantial reduction in petty corruption, with its overall cost halving over the last five years, a recent survey conducted by Public Issue for Transparency International has found.

Researchers found that 15 percent fewer cases of this type of graft were reported in 2013 than in 2012 and that the average amount paid in bribes fell to 1,333 euros, which is 7.6 percent lower than a year earlier. Almost one in three Greeks asked to gi...

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