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Virtual Open Day by International School of Latvia

Jun 14

The International School of Latvia invites members to join the Virtual Open Day on June 21 at 3pm (EET) via Zoom. Find more information about the event and sign up here.
 

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How will Latvia adapt to new investors’ priorities?

Jun 14

According to the EY Baltics’ attractiveness report, last year the turbulence and uncertainty halted by COVID-19 caused foreign direct investment in Europe to fall 13%, at the same time Latvia managed to show growth of 79% compared to the year before. In addition, 69% of investors plan to establish or expand operations in 2021 in Latvia. 

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EU-US Summit: A critical milestone for the global agenda

Jun 14

Leaders of the US and the EU are preparing to meet in person in Brussels on 15 June for the first time since 2014. As a community of business associations in Europe, AmCham business community sees the summit as a critical milestone for the global agenda. That is why AmChams in Europe, including AmCham Latvia, have signed the joint statement, calling for a three-pronged agenda, mapping a positive path to transatlantic cooperation. View the statement HERE
 

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Saeima approves higher education reform

Jun 14

On June 8, the Saeima approved amendments to the Law on Higher Education Institutions, spearheading long-awaited reforms in the governance of Latvia's higher education institutions. It is a major accomplishment of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia. The reform has been supported by larger foreign investors community, including AmCham.
 

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President Biden on his way to EU-U.S. summit

Jun 10

President Biden will attend international summits during the trip, including the G-7 summit in Cornwall, England from June 11-13, and the NATO Summit in Brussels on June 14. While in Brussels, President Biden will also participate in a U.S.-EU summit. The visit brings an opportunity for both sides of the Atlantic to seize the renewed optimism and positive momentum to advance and deepen the world’s largest trade and investment relationship.

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International School of Latvia: 95% of teachers fully vaccinated

Jun 09

95% of International School of Latvia (ISL) teachers and staff are now fully vaccinated to ensure education can continue safely. ISL is incredibly grateful for everyone who has vaccinated with them in a joint effort to protect our community and advocate for ALL students in Latvia to be allowed back on campus for the next school year!

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Economic prospects: Out of the woods yet?
Jun 08

On June 8, Līva Zorgenfreija, Chief Economist of Swedbank Latvia addressed members on economic prospects and provided a macroeconomic outlook as well as answered members' questions. She explained that Latvian economy did well during 2020, but worse than the rest of the Baltics and strong growth of GDP is expected in 2022.

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Ellex team - best litigators across the Baltics

Jun 08

On June 3, during the he Benchmark Europe Awards 2021 virtual ceremony the Ellex’s dispute team was recognized as top litigators in the Baltics. Find further information about the awards here. The full list of the winners here.

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Tech that will change the way we live
Jun 03

On June 3, we held an educational webinar devoted to the topic of the future technology in Connect with AmCham series with excellent experts - Kristaps Banga, Innovation Lead at Accenture in Latvia and Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Head of Digital Customer Experience, Deputy Business Development at Citadele banka.

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