Latvians think public services are on the take

  • 1998-12-10
  • Sandra L. Medearis
RIGA - Latvians think that corruption is a plague that afflicts almost every relationship they have with their state services, a World Bank study says. The study, due to be released Dec. 11, is based on interviews in more than 1,000 households and about 650 companies and public servants. It says that corruption is highest in dealings with customs and traffic cops, according to reports from a contraband copy corroborated by Normunds Malnas of the World Bank. The study echoes another released in late September by the United Nations Development Program which found the Baltics high on the list...
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