The European Union has a democracy problem. The polycrisis that has plagued the EU for years has led to a cacophony of voices calling for fundamental change to the integration project. Yet despite the shock of the Brexit referendum and the electoral upsets caused by nativist parties across the continent, few of the plans for EU reform include concrete proposals to address the perennial democratic deficit. Read
A study providing insights into some of the anti-corruption reforms undertaken and the roles of their proponents.
Video from the public discussion of April 13, 2015. Read
The Latvian School of Public Administration trained Latvian civil servants involved in the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Read
The study evaluates the participation of officials and citizens, including their own assessment. Read
Statistics of corruption in public service in Latvia 2004 - 2013 on the number of cases, tried public officials and the size of bribes.
Background paper analysing the successes and failures of Estonia’s anti-corruption policy.
A mini assessment of the most significant changes in 10 policy areas that took place since 2004. Read
Funding: EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Program „NGO Project Measure”
Language: English, Latvian
Funding: With financial support from the Civil Justice Programme of the European Union
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Have we succeeded in becoming shapers of EU policy and not just passive recipients of acquis communautaire? Read