For the sixth consecutive year, FICIL will present the foreign investors’ assessment of the business environment in Latvia, taking a closer look at developments regarding tax system, labour force productivity and skills, Covid-19 impact, digitalisation and green economy development as well as other key topics of concern. Dr Arnis Sauka will give a brief overview of the main results from FICIL Sentiment Index 2020 research. Journalist Jānis Domburs will moderate a discussion among coalition party politicians, public sector officials and foreign investors.

January 29th, 10:00–12:00

The discussion will focus on investors evaluation of politicians work during the pandemic as well as will outline future concerns regarding economic recovery process. During conversations with the investors, topics such as human resource development, digital transformation efforts and green economy advancement issues were mentioned frequently, therefor the discussion will also cover these topics.

What progress has been made this year by policymakers and the government? 

What are the major concerns of the foreign investors in Latvia? 

What have been the biggest challenges of foreign investors during the pandemic?

How has the uncertainty affected future investment plans? 

Where to invest EU funds to ensure economic growth?

The presentation and discussion will be in Latvian, but simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided. The full text of the report “FICIL Sentiment Index 2020” will be available at