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COBALT awarded Baltic-wide Law Firm of 2022

Apr 22

On April 22, COBALT was named Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 Chambers Europe Awards ceremony. The award winners are selected based on the research of Chambers Europe, an annual review of legal markets and leading players from 53 jurisdictions across Europe.

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Skrivanek Baltic announces the Best Translator of 2022

Apr 22

On April 22, Skrivanek Baltic announced the winner of the annual competition for Latvian students - The Best New Translator. The first place was awarded to Marianna Zvaigzne, a student at the University of Latvia. Andrejs Štrāls, a student of Ventspils University College, became the winner of the second place for the second year in a row. The third place award is also going to Ventspils this year - it is deserved by Nikola Baranova, a student of Ventspils University College.

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U.S. and Latvia: Unlocking opportunities in times of uncertainty
Apr 20

On April 20, we enjoyed the first speaker luncheon of 2022 with Kaspars Rozkalns, Director of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia who spoke on sustainable innovations, investment results of 2021 and the U.S. investments in Latvia.  He also touched upon the recent events including Spotlight Latvia and Trade Mission to San Francisco and Los Angeles, launch of the LIAA representative office in Boston and Toronto and upcoming 3SI Business Forum. Fredis Bikovs, new Managing Director of Riga Investment and Tourism Agency joined the Q&A session to take members' questions.

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Novartis provides more than USD 25 mln support of medical aid to Ukraine

Apr 19

Novartis has delivered more than one million packs of antibiotics, painkillers, cardiovascular, and oncology treatments which amounts to more than USD 25 million in medical aid to maintain the supply to those who rely on these drugs in Ukraine and in the border areas where people are seeking refuge. They also made an initial USD 3 million donation to charities supporting refugees and displaced people in Ukraine and bordering countries.

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Latvijas Finieris support to Ukraine in March - €220 000

Apr 13

Since 1 March, Latvijas Finieris and RSEZ SIA VEREMS have been donating 5 euros for each cubic meter of birch veneer logs purchased in Latvia, which are processed into valuable export products reaching the amount of donations in €220 000. In addition, the company is working to identify the current needs and create a diversified support plan.

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airBaltic receives first place in Sustainable Brand Index

Apr 12

airBaltic has received the highest ranking among Latvian brands in the European Sustainable Brand Index in the transport and travel sector. The study was conducted from December 2021 to February 2022, and it analyzed how society's attitudes towards sustainability affect branding, communication, and business development.

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Skrivanek offers discounts for people of Ukraine

Apr 07

Skrivanek Baltic offers translation services, language courses, children's camps, assessing each case and the amount of the discount individually. The discount is applied upon presentation of a Ukrainian domestic or foreign passport, ID card or other document proving that the person is a Ukrainian citizen.

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Psychological support for Ukrainian refugee children and families

Apr 07

Children Hospital Foundation is offering various support related to healthcare services for children from Ukraine - counseling, transport, emotional and psychological support for parents, children and youngsters.

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airBaltic welcomes Ukrainians to their team

Apr 07

On April 7, airBaltic performed a special flight to and from Moldova to support the President of Latvia Egils Levits’ visit, deliver a humanitarian relief cargo to the Ukrainian refugee center as well as to carry Ukrainian refugees to Latvia. The company is also welcoming Ukrainians to join their team.

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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

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Dace Silava-Tomsone, Managing Partner, COBALT