Hundreds of civil servants dismissed after checks


A total of 493 civil servants have been dismissed after a probe revealed that they used forged degrees to secure their positions.

According to Alternate Minister of Administrative Reform Christoforos Vernardakis, the results of the investigation – which lasted four years – show that only a negligible number of employees were found to have forged documents.

“Since 2014, this case was given far more attention than it actually merited,” he said, adding that “493 amount to 0.08 percent of workers [in the public sector].”