Corruption in Latvia
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Corruption in Latvia is examined on this page.
According to several sources, the Latvian political system faces serious corruption. The influence of private interests involved in illegal political party funding undermines the efforts to combat political corruption. Political parties are considered the most corrupt institution, followed by public officials, Parliament and the judiciary, according to Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer 2013. According to 2016 results of Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, Latvia ranks 44th place out of 176 countries.
There is a widespread perception that politicians and businesses are too closely linked in Latvia. Business executives surveyed in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 believe that public funds are sometimes diverted to companies, individuals or groups due to corruption, and the lack of sufficient ethical behaviour of companies with public officials, politicians and other companies is a competitive disadvantage for the country.
- "BTI 2012 | Latvia Country Report". the Bertelsmann Foundation. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
- "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
- "Corruption Perception Index 2016".
- "Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 6 December 2013.