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Book Publication: Is Europe Facing a Democracy Crisis? 

Author:Rasmuss Filips Geks

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

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Process-tracing study report on Estonia 3

Author:Valts Kalniņš

A study providing insights into some of the anti-corruption reforms undertaken and the roles of their proponents.
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The Future of the European Union: stagnation, gradual progress or a leap forward? 5

Author:Providus

Video from the public discussion of April 13, 2015. Read

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Kind of Knowledge is Essential for the Latvian Presidency  4

Author:Providus

The Latvian School of Public Administration trained Latvian civil servants involved in the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Read

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Latvia's 10 years in the European Union: public opinion and decision making practices 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

The study evaluates the participation of officials and citizens, including their own assessment. Read

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Trial Statistics for Offences Committed in Public Service 1

Author:Valts Kalniņš

Statistics of corruption in public service in Latvia 2004 - 2013 on the number of cases, tried public officials and the size of bribes.
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Corruption in Estonia 1

Author:Valts Kalniņš

Background paper analysing the successes and failures of Estonia’s anti-corruption policy.
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Latvia in the EU - 10 years later. A different Latvia? 3

Author:Providus

A mini assessment of the most significant changes in 10 policy areas that took place since 2004. Read

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Victim’s rights to legal aid in the criminal proceedings in Latvia 

Author:Providus

Year: 2013
Funding: With financial support from the Civil Justice Programme of the European Union 
Language: English
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Opportunities for the organized civil society to influence EU decision-making via national positions 4

Author:Iveta Kažoka

Have we succeeded in becoming shapers of EU policy and not just passive recipients of acquis communautaire? Read