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Researchers: there are still competent people working at KNAB

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAlthough the work of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has not been all that good lately, the institution still has competent people working there. These people now wait for autumn, when a new Chief of KNAB will be elected, as concluded by Providus experts.

Gundars Jankovs, lawyer of Delna – Association for Openness, admits that there are some positive points worth mentioning in regards to the situation at KNAB. He mentions that there are capable and hard-working people there. These people are currently waiting for autumn, when a new Chief of KNAB will be elected.

Providus think tank researcher Valds Kalnins points to the fact that there are professionals at work in KNAB. It is because of them that the bureau has some positive results to present. At the same time, it is worth keeping in mind that KNAB has yet to accomplish results society expects from the institution.

Deputy Chief of KNAB Ilze Jurca admits – if it is true that workers are waiting for ‘better times’, it is a dangerous sign. According to her, such a situation is unacceptable in state administration. It is unacceptable that people sabotage operative actions and investigations. «It is a very disturbing signal for the entire country,» – said Jurca.

Jankovs criticized KNAB’s analytical work that only shows numbers without looking at cause and effect, which only prevents the accomplishment of better results. KNAB’s reported pay more attention to numbers, not proper analysis of criminal cases ‘kicked back’ by the prosecutor’s office. Every other criminal case does not progress as quickly as it would under proper analysis.

Researchers also criticize KNAB’s employed tactic to report on separate actions, not provide information to society on positive developments in the field of combating corruption.

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