From 19 to 21 October, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau of Latvia (KNAB) hosted the regular high-level regional anti-corruption seminar. The seminar brought together senior officials and experts from a total of five authorities that provide execution of prevention and combating of corruption.
The regular seminar of the Baltic and Polish anti-corruption authorities is dedicated to current issues and challenges in the field of anti-corruption. The seminar focused on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the work and mutual cooperation of anti-corruption institutions, the growing role of public-private partnership in the fight against corruption, as well as the challenges related to illicit enrichment. Participants of the seminar also shared their experiences in combating bribery of foreign public officials.
Mr. Jēkabs Straume, Director of KNAB: "The benefits of close cooperation are particularly evident during the time of global turmoil. The challenges faced by KNAB and the anti-corruption institutions of the surrounding region are similar. Frequently, solutions are also similar, therefore anti-corruption institutions are in constant contact and mutually exchange their good practices."
The seminar was attended by senior officials and experts from KNAB, the Special Investigation Service of Lithuania (STT), the Estonian Internal Security Service (KAPO), the Corruption Crimes Bureau of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and the Polish Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA). This was the fifth high-level regional anti-corruption seminar of the Baltic region.