Economic security becomes a field of increasing attention of VDD due to the growing influence of economic processes to national security and the attempts of some foreign countries to use economic instruments for implementing their geo-political interests.
It is important to identify and prevent the activities for gaining control over companies or fields significant to Latvian economy, the real aim of which is not the business and profit but the establishment of political influence in the interests of other countries. Within the economic security, prevention of the attempts drawn against strengthening Latvian energy security is highly important. At the same time, a crucial role is given to measures aimed at the prevention of some economic sectors to become the properties of large foreign countries which actively use the economic presence for reaching political goals. For ensuring economic security, it is crucial to timely detect and prevent the activities of businessmen who work for foreign security and intelligence services.
In order to protect state’s economic security interests VDD carries out counterintelligence and operational activities to timely obtain information about the actions which threaten the economic sovereignty. In this matter VDD cooperates with other state security institutions (SAB and MIDD) as well as with international partner services. About the established risks to the economic security VDD regularly informs senior officials and national and municipal institutions involved in the decision making processes and the elimination of the identified risks.