Being part of AmCham community brings valuable networking opportunities in different business areas as well as informal connections within Business After Hours.
Janis Zigurs, Business Manager Baltics & Iceland at Kenvue
AmCham Latvia opposes statements of the Minister of Education, reflected in the media that by ignoring the language requirements Latvia could lose its attraction. First of all, the higher education institutions in Latvia should be seen as an export opportunity that attracts talents to Latvia. Second, development and promotion of high-quality, modern, open and internationally recognized higher education institutions in Latvia, on the contrary, will strengthen the Latvian students' attraction to Latvia, and they will not be searching better education opportunities abroad.
AmCham Latvia supports openness of Latvian higher education system and participation in international scientific processes. Being aware of the security and education quality risks, AmCham supports reasonable restrictions to the education system. However solutions must be found that would enable higher education institutions to continue the modernization process. In this case, AmCham Latvia would support such language rules for higher education that would be based on the European Union Member States' languages.
I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.
John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik