Day against corruption. An interview of detective Nikos Pelekasis to the newspaper “Pontiaki Gnomi“.
December 9 has been designated as an anti-corruption day.
Statistically, our country, out of 177 countries, ranks 8th, up from 94th last year. A sign that it is declining.
In the situation our country is in, with corruption scandals, with bribery-corruption-abuse cases, it is obvious that the functioning of the state has been undermined for years. Several MPs-public officials say that they are not proud of some of their colleagues and question their honesty.
Citizens, seeing the windows of deletion or protection shields, are indifferent to the political system and are looking for a place to place their hope. Big names are heard in the media, but also unimaginable numbers. The words ‘catharsis’ – ‘corruption’ are commonplace.
Greece seems to be in a better position than last year because the measures taken are vertical, not only to prevent but also to suppress corruption. Transparency committees – audit committees – transparency – incentives and immunity for those who report corruption, electronic transactions with the tax office – IKA – urban planning – etc. services.
Much of the politicians are convinced that corruption, however low it may be, is an obstacle that undermines development and separates the very rich from the very poor, they stubbornly deny and report cases to the authorities. A section of judges are clashing head-on, raising the banner of revolution, looking for underground – dark roads to where the Greek public money has gone.
This is the only hope, because the judiciary has proved that it may not have been so quick in settling court cases, but corruption scandals do not touch it.
Finally, we wonder: If kickbacks are a powerful driving mechanism, how did so many kickbacks get our country to this point?
Anti-corruption day. An interview with detective Plekasi Nikos Pelekasi in the newspaper ‘Pontiac Gnomi’. Detective Pelekasis Nikos and Associates