FICIL in Action
FICIL Executive Board member Ms. Zlata Elksniņa-Zaščirinska participated in a panel discussion on the impact Covid-19, digitalisation and climate change have on the investment climate in Latvia. The discussion was part of a webinar “Investment and Investment Finance – Latvia”, organised by the Bank of Latvia and European Investment Bank.
The British Embassy in Latvia hosted an online green meet-up “Desination:COP26”. Ms. Dace Cīrule, Green Economy Development work group leader, represented FICIL in a panel discussion on climate neutrality tools and practices. FICIL reiterates its opinion that Latvia is well positioned for successful forward-looking green reforms, however, a clear and structured plan is needed.
In February, FICIL was also invited to a focus group interview on the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. Ms. Dita Dzērviniece represented FICIL and shared the organisation’s perspective on the issues that currently surround healthcare and on the digitalisation needs in the sector.
Combatting corruption is another longstanding item on FICIL’s agenda. Investment Protection & Court Efficiency work group leader Mr. Māris Vainovskis was invited to share his reflections on integrity in the business environment during a discussion on the results of the latest corruption perception index, published by Delna (Transparency International Latvia).
At the very end of February, positive news came out of the education sector as the proposed changes to the Law on Higher Education Institutions passed Saeima’s second reading. Mr. Claudio Rivera, leader of the Education work group, has been present at the continuous work on the reform since its inception. The third reading in Saeima is expected to take place in May.
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-Your FICIL Team