Special council to be set up under PM's leadership to strengthen rule of law and anti-corruption activities

  • 2020-08-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - In order to strengthen the rule of law and anti-corruption activities in Latvia, a special council will be set up under the prime minister's leadership, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told media representatives following a meeting with coalition partners. 

Karins noted that earlier his government managed to cope with a "very complicated situation" in the financial sector, which could result in Latvia's inclusion in the so-called "grey list". To deal with this situation, a special council was formed under the prime minister's leadership at that time, bringing together all branches of power to carry out the financial sector's overhaul. 

"In this way, we managed to provide a strong backbone to the financial system," Karins said. 

The prime minister indicated that now, the necessity to strengthen the rule of law and anti-corruption efforts represents a similar challenge. Based on the experience with the financial sector, a council will be set up to deal with these issues. 

"In this way, we will show that strengthening the rule of law and anti-corruption activities are important to the government coalition," the prime minister said, adding that these problems create obstacles to attracting investment.