01 December, 2006
Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos addressed an event organized by the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce on Thursday on the issue of "New technologies, transparency vehicle in governance sectors."
Pavlopoulos said that combating corruption and the substantive promotion of transparency in all the sectors of governance, and in the functioning of public administration in particular, constitutes one of the basic targets of the government.
The minister referred to the previous 20 years, pointing out that conditions had been shaped that favored the rapid swelling of the phenomenon of the lack of transparency and the spreading of corruption.
Pavlopoulos further said that the government created a new strategy from the beginning to combat corruption and, as it appears, the results of this effort are now visible.
Lastly, he said that the combination of the creative utilization of electronic governance with necessary institutional interventions and the intensification of controls can make the difference and restore the citizen's confidence in the state.
Source: Athens News Agency