The first European Commission report against corruption found that 99% of Greeks believe there is widespread corruption in their country.
According to the report on Greece, anti-corruption bodies are put under pressure in the same way the Greek government is pressured.
Although some positive steps have been made, including the development of sectoral strategies and the appointment of a national coordinator for the fight against corruption, it still poses a serious threat for Greece.
The European Commission notes that the public procurement sector remains risky, and an increase in surveillance in this area would be beneficial.
Intensive supervision of political party funding and revision of the issue of immunity for members of Parliament, will also contribute to improving the situation in Greece.
The European Commission presented two extensive polls in correlation to the report. Over three quarters of EU citizens agree that corruption is widespread in their country. Among the Greeks, this percentage reaches 99%. Furthermore, 63% of people in Greece say they have been affected by corruption, while 93% believe that bribery and connections provide better public services.