Latvians still glum about corruption

  • 1999-01-07
  • Sandra L. Medearis
RIGA - A stitch in time saves nine, but so does a little grease on the palm, Latvians think. But as for state jobs available for the right lubrication, section heads say they can't give them away.Three studies in 1997 show that Latvians accept corruption as a fact of life, believing bribes can save time in a business day and yield favorable results, even in getting jobs within the court system and the state cop shop. The latest study on public perception commissioned by the World Bank said that people think road police, customs officers and the state phone monopoly like tips the most.Reason...
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