Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector
Integrity in Political Finance in Greece
Money in politics is a double-edged sword. It is a necessary component of the democratic
process, enabling the expression of political support as well as allowing for competition
in elections. Yet, if the financing of political parties and election campaigns are
not adequately regulated and monitored, money may also be a means for powerful special
interests to capture the policy process. This report provides an in-depth analysis
of the political finance mechanisms in Greece, drawing on international standards
and good practices. It provides concrete guidance on developing a solid legislative
framework and an effective oversight mechanism for political finance. Finally, the
report suggests ways to improve integrity in the short and medium term.
Published on November 30, 2018Also available in: Greek
A level playing field: allocation of public funding and the rules for private funding
continue to need special attention to ensure a level playing field for all stakeholders.
Transparency and accountability: disclosure of income sources and spending contributes
to greater transparency. For disclosure information to make sense and inform the citizen,
information needs to be organised in an intelligible and user-friendly way.
A culture of integrity: any consideration of political financing needs to be part
of an overall whole-of-government and whole-of-society strategy to assure public integrity
and good governance.