The OECD thinks there's been a little too much cooperation and development going on
Greece has made some headway in tackling rampant graft at home but
urgently needs to crack down on bribes paid to foreign public officials
aimed at winning contracts overseas, the OECD said in a report on
....“Greece has made efforts to tackle domestic corruption
in the country but it needs to give much higher priority to fighting
foreign bribery,” the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development said in its report.
....The government should target the export, shipping and small and medium-sized business sectors, the report added.
And, by the way, Europe is running out of patience
Greece’s euro-area partners are fed up with the government’s
intransigence and are united in demanding that Prime Ministers Alexis
Tsipras spells out how he plans to break the deadlock, Slovak Finance
Minister Peter Kazimir said.
....“We are running out of
patience and the willingness to discuss these issues again and again --
we feel this approach isn’t going anywhere,” Kazimir said. “We aren’t
convinced that the Greek government is playing with open cards, whether
it isn’t pursuing different scenarios.”
At least Greece is promoting European comity;
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said earlier
Thursday that Greece shouldn’t expect a breakthrough at the leaders’
“I’ve been going to Brussels since 2006 and I have never
seen so much unity” on how to address the cash-strapped member state,
Even the socialists are fed up
French President Francois Hollande said Greece must propose reforms
that are in line with its existing commitments to its creditors and
speed up progress to implementing a deal to unlock further cash.
reforms must be looked at, assessed ... so that they are compatible
with Greece's commitments," he told a news conference after a meeting
with other EU leaders and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in
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