Deep-rooted problem

…There was a strong focus in the media last week on developments in the burgeoning Church crisis alongside rather muted coverage of government planning of much-needed economic reforms which will affect citizens’ daily lives for the next two years at least… Greece cannot hide its major weaknesses, its delays and the corruption rings that are ravaging our institutions. The developments of the past few days reveal just how much has to be done to improve our domestic situation and accelerate our country’s progress toward reform and the much-sought European convergence… The revelations about morally unacceptable behavior by senior churchmen, combined with other insights into developments in the judicial sector, naturally provoked acute interest among the public. But they also served to remind us of the deep-rooted corruption that exists in the public sector, which causes problems for our country on so many levels, with even those paid to maintain the integrity of the sector systematically breaking the law… The depth of the problem can also be seen in the «cooperation» between individuals who straddle different sectors, and in the fact that it has now become possible in our country for the interests of judges, clerics, police officers and businessmen to become inextricably linked…

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