Tens of thousands of fake education qualifications in Greece
24 September 2013
Deputy Interior Minister Leonidas Grigorakos, after thorough authenticity investigations of degrees/diplomas/certificates in Greece, concluded and declared that 10% of all civil servants’ education qualifications were falsified. 
85,000 applied for jobs in the public sector, only recently, presenting fake degrees/diplomas/certificates, but somehow managed to be hired! 
The Minister called for the qualifications of all civil servants hired in the past 20 years to be checked for authenticity. 
Such corruption and lack of legitimacy could be also widespread in the private sector. 
Greek graduates are allowed to apply for jobs anywhere in the European Union.
Reviewers and employers in the U.K. must be aware that tens of thousands of fake degrees/diplomas/certificates are in existence in Greece.
Competing interests: None declared
Private Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece
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