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Citadele becomes a co-host of Future Hub

Aug 30

Citadele banka has joined the 2nd program of Future Hub as a co-host that will be implemented from September to December 2021. Thanks to this program start-ups will be given the opportunity to work on current sustainability challenges together with leading companies. The aim of this program is to promote sustainable innovation collaboration across industries.

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Help kids from SOS Children Villages get ready for school

Aug 30

SOS Children's Villages and famous Latvian chefs invite you to various Latvia's restaurants on September 1st in order to support their charity campaign "Take your beloved ones to a restaurant and help others to get to the school". Many restaurants in Latvia will support this campaign for a 7th year in a row. Check out the list of restaurants and bring your family to one of them by helping children get ready for school!

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SAF Tehnika company grows by 134%

Aug 30

In the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year, the unaudited consolidated net turnover of SAF Tehnika group was €8.2M representing an increase of 134% compared to the same period of the past year and is the highest ever sales volume in a single quarter. The group ended the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year with an unaudited profit of €2.04M.  

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Roche establish Innovation Incubator to improve the outcomes for patients

Aug 27

The biomedicine companies developing their businesses in Latvia - seeing 455% growth, deep historical roots, and endless scientific commercialization. Among them is Roche Latvia, a global pharmaceutical company represented in more than 90 countries. But it's the only one in Northern Europe (in its widest possible definition, including Belgium, Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Poland) with an incubator.

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The Board meets for a strategic planning session
Aug 26

The AmCham Board and staff met for a strategic planning session at the Grand Hotel Kempinski on August 26. The board follows closely the key priority areas set in the beginning of the year, including fostering trade and investment and continuously raising awareness of economic opportunities between Latvia and the U.S., improving the investment and business climate in Latvia, getting prepared for the future of work and improving health outcomes of Latvia’s society.

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Sonar equipment needed to find missing people

Aug 26

BEZVESTS.LV, the only volunteer organization providing missing persons, has organized around 64 search operations this year, and are looking to do some more. To conduct special search operations, BEZVESTS.LV needs a special underwater sonar equipment that would help find human remains in water. The sonar equipment successfully used in previous underwater search operations is not always available, therefore either in-kind or financial support to obtain this much needed equipment will be appreciated.

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Supporting women diagnosed with breast cancer

Aug 25

During 2021 the Pink Train Foundation has continued to provide support for women in Latvia diagnosed with breast cancer by organzing a new breast health awareness campaign with stand-up comedienne Džemma Sudraba and inviting women to "celebrate March 8 every month". The Foundation's only income is through donations and all donations big or small will be greatly appreciated so that it can continue its mission of raising support and awareness.

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News on entry requirements to Latvia

Aug 25

On August 24, the Cabinet of Ministers has extended the list of countries of which the COVID-19 certificates comply with entry requirements to Latvia. As of September 1, U.S. citizens with valid COVID certificates will be able to enter Latvia without additional restrictions. 

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Encompass announces a five-year renewal deal with TV3 Group

Aug 25

August 24,  Encompass Digital Media, a global managed service provider for TV networks, broadcasters, sports leagues and OTT platforms, announced a five-year renewal with Baltic-based broadcaster TV3 Group. Encompass will provide TV3 Group with end-to-end cloud-based playout and media management services for 17 channels, together with disaster recovery and archive storage.

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Delna launches report on anti money laundering in Latvia and the Baltics

Aug 24

Transparency International Latvia/Delna has published a new report which provides a bird-eye view of the main features of the complex money laundering schemes carried out through Latvian and other Baltic banks, while assessing governments’ efforts to prevent the occurrence of similar schemes in the future and evaluating the ongoing risks linked to the abuse of shell companies, the exploitation of corporate services, and the emergence of the e-money and digital payment industry.

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