SEV: State lacks will to con­tain cor­rup­tion

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

The state has shown a frag­men­tary ap­proach and a lack of de­ter­mi­na­tion to­ward com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion in Greece, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the Hel­lenic Fed­er­a­tion of En­ter­prises (SEV). The data from a re­cent sur­vey by SEV’s Busi­ness En­vi­ron­ment Ob­ser­va­tory re­veal that at least one in ev­ery two en­trepreneurs is not sat­is­fied with the level of trans­parency in six kinds of state bod­ies: min­istries, town plan­ning au­thor­i­ties, mu­nic­i­pal au­thor­i­ties, courts, cus­tom of­fices, and eco­nomic and trade of­fices at Greek em­bassies abroad. Trans­parency In­ter­na­tional’s an­nual re­port for 2016 placed Greece 69th among 176 coun­tries in com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion, down 11 spots from 2015.

Cruise drop. In the first five months of the year travel tak­ings from cruise tourism posted an an­nual de­cline of 0.8 per­cent and the num­ber of cruise pas­sen­ger ar­rivals fell 5.5 per­cent, ac­cord­ing to data from the Bank of Greece. Cruise tourism had been pro­jected to suf­fer this year as op­er­a­tors steer clear of the Eastern Med re­gion.

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