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Delna's study on lobbying practices is out

Jul 01

Transparency International Latvia/Delna has recently published an extensive study on current interest representation (lobbying) practices in Latvia at the national level and in municipalities, ethical and unethical interest representation, communication of interest representatives with decision-makers, and examples of lobbying standards worldwide. 

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Fostering vaccination for employees

Jun 30

We asked Encompass Digital Media how they are supporting vaccination. Recently they have ensured vaccination for about 35% of their employees. Besides providing information about vaccination to their employees, they provide two additional paid holidays for employees who are willing to get vaccinated.

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Campaign “Trust Science” held by Latvijas Finieris

Jun 29

At the beginning of 2021, Latvijas Finieris organized the campaign “Trust Science” by putting up posters in those areas of the Pardaugava neighborhood in Riga where it has its main manufacturing facilities. The posters show employees of the company with short slogans that call on people and the public to be responsible. The campaign also takes place in the Internet environment.

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Research on skill building efforts in the Baltics

Jun 29

Our member ERDA together with UpMatched, an organization with the aim to enable learning experiences for employees through a digital tool, is seeking to gather and share what tools and methods Baltic companies are using to upskill or reskill their employees, and how fruitful these efforts have been. Please take a moment to fill out the survey HERE

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AmChams call on easing restrictions on transatlantic travel

Jun 22

As part of AmChams in Europe U.S. Week: Washington DC Virtual Outreach, a meeting with the White House National Security Council was held on May 12. Following the meeting, a memo was created outlining the business impact of visa processing delays across Europe. The memo calls for a quick solution on travel restrictions from Europe, a review of current status of visa processing at U.S. Embassies across Europe and to provide consular offices with the necessary resources to process visa applications in a timely manner.

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FICIL highlights: Higher education reform adopted

Jun 22

On June 8 the Higher Education reform was adopted in the Saeima. AmCham along with FICIL has advocated for the necessity to improve the governance of higher education establishments and is pleased with the progress. Recently, FICIL published a study on the readiness of businesses and public administration for the European Green Deal where foreign investors and local companies outlined their approach to sustainability, cooperation among public and private sector to reach green targets and the upcoming challenges. FICIL's Annual High Council meeting will take place on September 16-17 and will focus on human capital, green economy development, digitalization, and rule of law. 

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Rimi launhces campaign for Care Mobile

Jun 22

From June 19 to June 30, Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija (Care Mobile) jointly with Rimi Latvia holds a fundraising campaign that will help provide free medical advice and consultations to children throughout Latvia. Donate in Rimi stores, e-Rimi, your Rimi card savings and on www.rmhc-latvia.lv.

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Dynatech ensures 210 shots against COVID-19

Jun 17

Striving to achieve herd immunity at workplaces, employers are facing a critical set of challenges on how to make the vaccination process smooth and efficient. To share best practices of how our members are responding to this challenge, we asked our member DYNATECH how they go about vaccination in their company.

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Welcome Belconsult to AmCham

Jun 17

Belconsult, strategic and management consultancy company, which specializes in assisting management to build and implement strategies, corporate governance and internal control systems, has joined the Chamber as a Small Business member. A warm welcome to Belconsult!

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Key takeaways of the EU-US summit

Jun 16

The EU-U.S. Summit was a historical milestone in announcing concrete cooperation in a number of areas, including aircraft subsidies, technology, climate, taxation and vaccines. The outcome of the summit underscores the determination of the EU and the U.S. to shape the global economy’s future direction around the values of democracy, rule of law, open trade and fair competition. Among one of the most significant announcements was an agreement on the aircraft disputes, accompanied by a pledge to suspend application of USD 11.5 billion in tariffs.
 

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