Greeks fed-up with bureaucracy bombard govt with over 5,000 complaints

A Greek government electronic platform designed to process challenges faced by Greek citizens has been bombarded by more than 5000 complaints according to data released by the Government on Monday.

According to the office of State Minister Alekos Flambouraris more than 5,500 complaints were submitted to www.kathimerinotita.gov.gr concerning daily problems citizens face with Greek bureaucracy.

The e-platform www.kathimerinotita.gov.gr was set up on February this year to allow citizens to engage with government and communicate their daily problems directly to the authorities with different sectors of the civil service and with issues that concern public services.

According to a government statement the most important problem cited in the complaints was a request for tax offices to delete medical bills by uninsured people in public hospitals. The issue was resolved with the recent approval by parliament of a relevant article in the bill on primary health care.