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A single, protesting working union chief has been postponing an important drug safety multi million pound National Investment Plan, financed by European Community funds, for years! 
Pervasive corruption in the public sector is stalling Greek recovery and pharmaceutical research.
I insist that European donors and Research Institutions should be advised not to finance projects in any Greek public hospital until proper efficiency, transparency, evaluation and ranking criteria are established by independent international Committees.