On 30 May, FICIL held a members meeting at Origo One Business Center hosted by Linstow. The agenda was jam packed, with Dr. Artis Pabriks, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, opening the meeting. A discussion among Dr. Pabriks and investors was followed by presentation about FICIL updated strategy and priorities by the Chairperson of FICIL Executive Board, Ms. Zlata Elksniņa-Zaščirinska.
When presenting FICIL’s updated strategy and priorities Chairperson of FICIL Executive Board Ms. Zlata Elksniņa-Zaščirinska reflected that FICIL looks to narrow down key priorities so that concise recommendations can be proposed to the Government. Achieving energy security in line with EU’s Green Goals, reducing shadow economy, addressing issues surrounding availability of workforce and comprehensive public sector reform are the main FICIL priorities.
The guest speaker Minister of Defence, Dr. Artis Pabriks introduced FICIL members to Latvia’s defence priorities and planned future developments. Minister assured foreign investors that Latvia is a member of the European Union and a member of the strongest military alliance in the world – NATO. Therefore, citizens and investors should not worry, because due to NATO’s collective defence guarantees Latvia is as safe as any NATO member state. You can read more about FICIL Members meeting on our website here.