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2012

Exposure of corruption in nowadays is not considered as disturbing as it was in daily life of population, for example, ten years ago, but in certain areas it is still observed. However, it has to be taken into account that manifestation of corruption changes and corruptive offences are more sophisticated.

In 2012 KNAB continued its dedicated work towards eradication of corruption in Latvia, as well as internationally both by investigating international bribery cases and by participating in different international and regional endeavours aimed at common fight against corruption.

Since the adoption of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions on 17 December 1997, Latvia has demonstrated consistent interest and readiness to join the Convention and become a full member of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (WGB).  Latvia continued to participate at the WGB meetings in 2012 during which the member states were informed about Latvia's efforts to join the Convention and WGB.

In October 2012 KNAB celebrated its 10th Anniversary. On this occasion an international conference was organised which addressed two important issues: criminal liability of legal persons and assessment of how effective has been our model of prevention of conflicts of interests in activities of public officials.  The conference served as a forum for local and foreign experts to discuss the current problems and to find the possible solutions.

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