Former TAP chief exposes corruption at Culture Ministry agency

Nearly half the visitors to Greece's most popular tourist attraction were granted free admission in 2015, according to the former head of the Archaeological Receipts and Expropriations Fund (TAP).

Of the 2.1 million visitors to the Acropolis, 1.1 million received a free-entry ticket that year, Aspasia Louvi told a press conference in Athens Tuesday, in which she revealed details of extensive corruption and mismanagement inside the organization, which comes under the Culture Ministry's jurisdiction.

"This press conference should not become the subject of political confrontation… because it concerns an ailment that goes back at least 30 years," she said.

According to Louvi, TAP, which is obliged by law to provide compensation to property owners over the temporary or permanent deprivation of land use for the protection of monuments or excavations, flagrantly breached...

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