Episode 3: Countries for Sale: Latvia?

Interference and influence – whether in politics, national institutions or boardrooms – has long been an objective of adversaries of democracy, who frequently deploy money in pursuit of their goals.

This episode spotlights Latvia, a country that is no stranger to corrupt external influences. CFCS’s Tom Keatinge is joined by journalists Sanita Jemberga and Edward Lucas to explore what went wrong in Latvia, why the rest of Europe is not immune to this threat, and what must be done to safeguard democracy.

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Tom Keatinge

Director, CFS

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