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Public Vices - Private Virtues? Corruption and Its Discourse in Greece
Yet, the more the country improves its normative and administrative instruments to prevent corruption and promote transparency, the lower its score at the CPI. This is not easy to explain, taking also into account the high disapproval rate of citizens and endless criticism from the media. The often-used argument about the low scores concerns the ?non enforcement? and/or the ?inefficient? implementation of measures and improvements. It is however not based on any data research or reliable proof. Furthermore, Justice Statistics show that the number of relevant offences has been very low. Some studies note that moral disapproval of corruption does not necessarily associates with willingness to make a complaint about it, or that the followed behaviour does not necessarily coincide with the legitimising of corruption. Therefore, are the CPI indicators influenced by certain factors, which are much more complicated than they can imply? Why don?t the control bodies have some impact on the country?s profile?