• 1999-11-18
Latvia already has a powerful tool at its disposal with which it can move strongly against corruption. A free press, backed up with an aggressively enforced "sunshine law," has throughout history proven to be a sine qua non of democracy.Without sunshine laws, which require public officials to reveal how the public's money is spent and how decisions affecting the quality of life are made, the country's government is simply a wind-up democracy residing in the toy chest along with little soldiers and miniature patriotic monuments.As in the case of drug use and drug trafficking, if Latvia is a...
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