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Towards Perfection 

Author:Dita Arāja

While reading the report (Monitoring the EU Accession Process. Minority Protection), I came up with a few questions about methodology and the reflection of problems. I am not sure that it is equally important and adequate to focus on the situation of Russians in Latvia and Estonia and the situation of Roma in other member states. I do not say that now the protection of national minorities is perfect, however, the attitude of the state has changed to very big extent. Read

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Assimilate before voting? 

Author:Providus.lv

The division of the Latvian population between citizens and non-citizens cannot be upheld eternally, while the increasing number of ethnic Russians in Latvia’s citizenry threatens the future of the “nation state”. That is why there is a visible yearning to assimilate as many Russians as possible before they are granted suffrage. This ethnic policy must be adjusted. Read

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Whiners make poor supervisers 

Author:Providus.lv

Instead of whining about the idea that “this won’t accomplish anything”, public support must help to ensure that something is accomplished after all. If you don’t like Delna, then set up other structures to investigate the black treasuries of political parties! Read

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Transparency in the financing of political parties 

Author:Aivita Putnina, Vita Terauda, Inese Voika

ABSTRACT

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

ABSTRACT

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

ABSTRACT

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

ABSTRACT

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