European Debt Crisis Greek Corruption Booming, Says Transparency International

Corruption is widely regarded as one of the triggers of the Greek debt crisis threatening the euro common currency. A new study by Transparency International suggests that corruption is part of everyday life in Greece, and claims private households paid more than 780 million euros in bribes in 2009.
Corruption is endemic in Greece, an international watchdog says.

Corruption is endemic in Greece, an international watchdog says.

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cro -- with wire reports