On June 27, the delegation of the National Anticorruption Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice of the Prosecutor General Office of Romania arrives in Latvia in an experience exchange visit. The goal of the Romanian anticorruption specialists is to learn the activities of the law enforcement institutions of Latvia, paying special attention to the aspect of accessibility and transparency of information. Therefore, the Romanian delegation includes not only the Head of the National Anticorruption Department, Chief Prosecutor Daniel Marius Morar and prosecutors, but also specialists of the communication service of the Department.

On Thursday, the delegation of the Anticorruption Department of Romania will learn about the everyday work of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB). The CPCB Chief Aleksejs Loskutovs and the Head of the Division of International Cooperation Inese Gaika will tell about the work of the Bureau. The Romanians will have a possibility to see the everyday activities of the CPCB Division of Public Relations and Training, to share experience of ensuring accessibility and transparency of information without interfering into the investigative actions. The Head of the Division Diana Kurpniece and the employees Alvis Vilks and Andris Vitenburgs will speak about this topic.

The Romanians will also visit the Prosecutor General Office of the Republic of Latvia. The Chief Prosecutor of the Criminal Department of the Prosecutor General Office Eriks Zvejnieks will give a brief insight in the activities of the Prosecutor Office. The press secretaries of the Prosecutor Office Dzintra Vitolina and Andrejs Vasks will tell about the experience in cooperation with mass media.

The National Department of Anticorruption of Romania in its essence is a specialized prosecutor’s office which investigates corruption cases and is under surveillance of the Supreme Court. Therefore, on Friday, the Romanian delegation is expected to visit the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia. They will meet with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Andris Gulans, visit the museum of the Supreme Court, learn about the work of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court, and afterwards will take part in the discussion on the mutual communication of the law enforcement institutions and the public communication dealing with corruption cases. The methods and practice of communications differ in every institution, therefore a joint discussion, exchange of opinions and sharing the experience could be interesting not only for the Romanian colleagues, but also for our institutions. The discussion will be attended by the Heads of the Supreme Court, Prosecutor General Office and CPCB and the specialists of communications and public relations.

The delegation of the Anticorruption Department of Romania arrives in Latvia from Helsinki where they had a similar experience exchange visit in Finland. These activities are undertaken within the framework of the Twinning Project “Improvement of corruption prevention” funded by the European Union and implemented by the Public Administration Institute of Finland. The head of the Supreme Court Administration Anita Kehre is invited as an expert in working out the communication strategy in this project. She is also the coordinator of the visit of the delegation of the Anticorruption Department of Romania in Latvia.
 

 

Information prepared by Division of Communications of the Supreme Court

Author: Rasma Zvejniece, Head of the Division of Communications of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 7020396, 28652211