Analysis: Anticorruption, or targeting opponents?

  • 2003-12-11
  • By Daunis Auers
The last few weeks have seen a number of big shake-ups in the government's ongoing fight against the endemic political corruption that blights Latvia. But political opponents have begun to accuse Prime Minister Einars Repse of launching a vindictive campaign against his enemies. So what's happening? Is it really a genuine attempt at eradicating corruption, or is it a Putinesque act of vengeance on the previous political regime and oligarchs who meddle in politics? Or perhaps it is simply a Potemkin facade of a war, creating the illusion of activity but lacking real substance.This is an impo...
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