Online government portal Diavgeia turned out to be one of the most important reforms carried out in Greece over the last few years.
A decision by today’s leftist-led coalition government to dismantle the transparency initiative program was based on absolutely unfounded excuses and represents a major setback.
The government portal allowed citizens to have access to decisions regarding state recruitments and procurements, the expenditure of public organizations and other interesting information.
In the absence of Diavgeia, what is more than certain is that the corrupt and the wasteful will once more be able to hide behind a veil of nontransparency.
The removal of the transparency portal was no doubt an incomprehensible decision on the part of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks administration.