Greece Hopes Anonymous Complaints Will Cut Corruption

ATHENS – The ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party will set up offices where citizens can file anonymous corruption complaints in a bid to cut down the widespread practice.

That’s the latest effort of a government anti-corruption agency in a what Kathimerini said would be a bill presented to Parliament after the summer and add tougher measures.

Citizens will be able to anonymously file reports on financial crimes in both the public (including cases involving European Union subsidy programs) and private sectors as long they can be substantiated.

The General Secretariat Against Corruption has already collected more than one billion euros just from unpaid taxes and fines, according to the chief financial crimes prosecutor Panayiotis Athanasiou, who monitors tax evasion and money laundering cases.