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2010

According to the Government decision from October 12, 2010 starting from 2012 Bureau will check information provided in asset declarations of public officials and will apply administrative sanctions for false statements. Currently this is responsibility of the State Revenue Service.

Compliance report on Latvia "Incriminations and Party Funding" was adopted by the GRECO (Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption) at its 48th Plenary Meeting held in Strasbourg September 27 - October 1, 2010. It was concluded that eight of thirteen recommendations from the Third Evaluation Round were implemented or dealt with in satisfactory manner. Substantial amendments were adopted in the Criminal Law regarding provisions on private and public sector bribery, for example, range of subjects of criminal liability for private sector bribery is expanded, acceptance of an offer of undue advantage is criminalized, public sector bribery in favour of third persons is criminalized, etc. Complete compliance report.

In December, 2010 Latvia in the capacity of ad-hoc observer for the first time participated in the law enforcement meeting organised for members of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (Working Group) and in the regular meeting of the Working Group. Representative of KNAB briefed about implementation of anti-corruption policy since 2002.

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