Latvia: corruption watchdog to encourage giving state funding to regional political parties

In the coming years Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) may encourage allocating state budget funding to regional political parties. The Corruption Prevention and Combating Action Plan 2021-2023 composed by KNAB details that currently state budget funding is provided to political parties that received votes from more than 2% of voters in the last…



Uzbekistan: foreign trade down in January-February 2021

Uzbekistan’s foreign trade turnover plummeted to $4.5 million in January-February, or by 23.8% YoY. The exports amounted to almost $1.5 million, down by 43.2%. Imports comprised $3.02 million. Uzbekistan’s largest trading partners were China ($908.5 million), Russia ($843.9 million), Kazakhstan ($585.6 million) and Turkey ($404 million). Trade turnover with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) soared…