Corruption is the most dangerous enemy to Democracy, President Pavlopoulos says

On the occasion of the International Day against Corruption, the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos received on Wednesday the head of Transparency International Greece Konstantinos Bakouros at the presidential mansion.  

Pavlopoulos described corruption as the most dangerous enemy to Democracy, as apart from the huge devastating economic consequences, it tries to smash the three pillars of democracy, the three powers -- the legislative, the executive and the judicial.
"It is time we realized that the fight against corruption and in favor of transparency is common for all of us. It is a matter of mentality of a whole society, which we have to consolidate in order to defend our country," the President noted.
He also said that the problem of corruption is not just about Greece, it is a global issue, which is also proved by the fact that the United Nations have established December 9 as an International Day against Corruption.
On his part, Bakouris highlighted the efforts being made so that the fight for transparency and against corruption plays a central role and underlined the blow to the institutions and the Democracy itself by corruption.

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