On 25 October, a news release advised that the OECD Working Group on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactions has recognised significant progress of Latvia in the implementation of Phase 3 assessment recommendations, achieving and demonstrating obvious results in successful investigation and further progress of bribery criminal cases of foreign officials. It is said that Latvia has fully or partially fulfilled 35 of the 44 recommendations made by the Working Group. The Working Group also gave a positive assessment of the proactive approach Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) to detecting bribery cases of foreign officials, attracting additional human resources.
The report from the OECD is at –
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