Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2013

National Integrity System Greece

February 2013

Transparency International

Abstract

The unfolding of the Greek debt crisis has left a large number of its citizens on the margins, presenting one of the greatest socio‚Äźeconomic upheavals in the nation’s history. It has also precipitated a broader political, financial and social crisis across the EU. With the effects of the crisis present and no immediate end in sight, it is important to understand the underlying emerging causes of failure. The issue of corruption has been singled out as one of the key concerns the country is facing. The current report analyses the state of the Greek National Integrity System (NIS), i.e. that framework of institutions and actors that play a key role in the promotion of transparency, integrity and accountability and the prevention of corruption.