FICIL in Action
Already in the first week of January, FICIL’s Transport and Infrastructure Issues work group held an online with Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister for Transport, to discuss the upcoming port governance reform. FICIL addressed the issues related to investment protection, fair competition and good governance in the new port model.
Investment Protection & Court Efficiency work group alsohad the honor to host a meeting with Mr. Jānis Pleps and Ms. Alise Pīka – advisers to President Egils Levits. Participants discussed potential improvements in the court system and legislation quality, with one of the key messages from FICIL being that investments must be protected from legislation changes that have an adverse retrospective effect without proper compensation.
Investment Protection & Court Efficiency work group leader Mr. Māris Vainovskis, participated as a speaker at the Latvian Capital Market Forum 2021 organised by the Financial and Capital Market Commission. Mr. Vainovskis shared his view on how to promote investors’ interest in the Baltic capital markets.
Mr. Claudio Rivera, leader of FICIL’s Education work group, continues to represent FICIL at the Saeima Education, Culture and Science committee meetings on the governance of higher education institutions. FICIL has always believed that transparent, efficient and professional governance is a precondition for improvements in the higher education system.
Other work groups remain very active as well, discussing the top priorities for this year and narrowing down specific topics to include in the High Council position papers. You can still sign up for the work groups by filling in the form here or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-Your FICIL Team