Anti-graft watchdog warns of brain drain

Anti-graft watchdog warns of brain drain

The head of Greece’s anti-graft watchdog, Leandros Rakintzis, on Tuesday told President Prokopis Pavlopoulos that the country’s public administration is still plagued by corruption and a lack of meritocracy and warned that failure to take action would intensify Greece’s brain drain.

Rakintzis made his comments while delivering his annual report which was made public in July and pointed to the misuse of state funds in many parts of the civil service.

“One of the reasons we all have to strive together is to put an end to the current situation and make use of the valuable people that we have in Greece,” Rakintzis told the president.

According to sources, Pavlopoulos noted that the frequent amendment of legislation in Greece often results in people violating laws out of ignorance. Rakintzis responded that a stable legal framework is necessary to draw investors.

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