Conservatives propose to organize a new tender for KNAB chief

Published date23 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 23 (LETA) - The Saeima group of the Conservatives party has proposed the organization of a new tender for the post of Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) chief, the party's leader and Justice Minister Janis Bordans told members of the press after a coalition meeting today.

ccording to the politician, such a responsible position requires a candidate selected in a "real competition" in which at least ten candidates have applied. The current head of the KNAB, Jekabs Straume, who was one of two candidates, won the tender held this spring against a candidate who did not even meet the set criteria.

Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity), on the other hand, stated that the issue of Straume was not included in the agenda of the coalition cooperation meeting. He believes that the tender for the post has taken place, so he is ready to support Straume's candidacy.

s reported, Jekabs Straume, the current head of the KNAB, has repeatedly won a tender for the position of KNAB...

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