Under current laws jail terms are suspended, but Stournaras is now insisting on authorities come down harder on those serious tax evaders following reports from a global transparency watchdog ‘Transparency International’ that Greece ranks joint 94th in the world out of 176 countries.

Head of the watchdog’s Greek branch Costas Bakouris said Greece’s debt problems and graft were inextricably linked. adding…

“The economic crisis is connected to corruption and the fight against it is one of the keys for Greece to emerge from its fiscal woes,”

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