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Transparency in the financing of political parties 

Author:Aivita Putnina, Vita Terauda, Inese Voika

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The main objective of the project executed in the time period from 1 February to 1 July was measurement of the funding spent during a pre-election campaign. The project was aimed at drawing attention to the possibilities of public control and achieving a greater transparency in the flows of political party financing. The study presents the gathered data and the process of project implementation, and includes recommendations as to how to improve transparency in the financing of political parties and public trust in Latvia.
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Activities of broadcasting channels during the municipal elections of 11 March 2001 

Author:A.Runcis, A.Balode, O.Balodis, T.Bogusevica, A.Burciks, J.Dubrovskis, R.Konovalenko, J.Radus, J.Upmalis

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The subject of the research was the monitoring and evaluation of the programmes of various TV channels with respect to the amount of pre-election agitation, its objectivity and aptness.
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Monitoring of hidden advertising on Latvian TV channels 1

Author:Richard Baerug, Aigars Vitols, Kristine Senberga, Anna Pozogina, Sandra Martinsone, Andrejs Hans, Maris Berzins, Karlina Bakule

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The research was carried out within the framework of the "Transparency in the financing of political parties” project implemented by Transparency International Latvia "Delna" and the Soros Foundation.
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Lady Justice without judges 1

Author:Providus.lv

It appears that it is simple to ensure that judges work at a high level of morality. We should not pretend that judges don’t know which of their colleagues drink too much and which ones are corrupt. Read

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Monitoring of hidden advertising in the press 1

Author:Nellija Locmele

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The research was carried out within the framework of the "Transparency in the financing of political parties” project implemented by Transparency International Latvia "Delna" and the Soros Foundation.
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New political parties: misery of the glitter 1

Author:Providus.lv

Since 1993, before every Saeima (Parliament) election, we have seen the emergence of various projects which propose to save society. These are projects of various levels of quality and believability, but they are almost equal in terms of their critical approach toward the situation in Latvia and in terms of the promises which they make about the future. The “Repse party” is quite recognizable against this background. Read

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The numbers are correct, but ... 1

Author:Providus.lv

Budget requests for the judicial sector in Latvia have always involved the right numbers, but we have been unable to conjure up the right vision of what additional funding would mean to society. We’re prepared to change this situation next year, because a leap in the level of quality in the court system simply will not be possible with the current level of resources. Read

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Is there racism in Latvia? 2

Author:Providus.lv

Racism and xenophobia are phenomena that are convincingly represented in Latvia’s society. Research shows that 11% of Latvians are prepared to deny the right of black people to enter Latvia, while 70% of citizens would be suspicious of people with non-traditional sexual orientations. Read

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Latvia. Human Development Report 2000/2001 

Author:Talis Tisenkopfs (Editor in Chief) Anita Svarckopfa, Statistical Advisor, Aldis Lauzis

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The annual Report sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and written by the local authors, this year deals with the public policy process in Latvia: it is trying to determine the openness of public policy and the way it affects human development. Apart from general conclusions about influence of policy upon human development (Chapter 1), the Report also gives empirical, analytic information on the public policy process (Chapter 2), participation in public policy (Chapter 3) and administrative capacity of administrative institutions in the context of human development (Chapter 4). Basic information that characterises human development in the previous year has also been included in the Report.
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Judging Lady Justice 

Author:Valts Kalniņš

Even though judges know perfectly well that corruption is unlawful and should be denounced, we do not see much readiness to take active steps when the honesty of a colleague has been called into question. Read