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Providus: CPCB has never had a truly strong leader

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn the history of Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, there has never a leader who was capable in all necessary, as said by Providus corruption researcher Valts Kalniņš.

As it was mentioned by this Providus researcher in an interview to LTV, Aleksei Loskutov defended the independence of CPCB. He did so tirelessly and it was his greatest achievement. However, he was rather weak as a manager of this institution.

Normunds Vilnītis, on the other hand, lacked the trust of his subordinates. In regard to Yaroslav Strelchenok, Providus researcher criticized his management style.

At the same time, Kalniņš admits that CPCB Chief’s deputy may have problems with cooperation: ‘Without knowing the workings of CPCB on the inside, I will not claim to know whether or not Juta Strīķe is always right and easy to work with. It is possible there are some problems with her work style as well.’

As previously reported, Yaroslav Strelchenok decided to dismiss his Juta Strīķe from her post last year.

Strīķe, who was dismissed by Strelchenok last December, was restored in her post by Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis ‘until the situation is resolved’.

In his interview to LNT, Strelchenok mentioned that Strīķe will be removed from her post, because he informed the Constitution Protection Office of the decision to deny Strīķe to state secrets, which no longer allows her to perform her duties. The decision to dismiss her was made because she is no longer trustworthy, he said.

Strelchenok says his authority over this matter is restricted by the Prime Minister’s decision. Strelchenok believes the Prime Minister has interfered with internal work of CPCB.

According to the head of CPCB, he has two options. One – leave CPCB altogether. Two – remain in his post because the situation does not allow him to remain idle.

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