Welcome to the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

NCCL is a non-profit, non-governmental membership-based business association for companies with Norwegian - Latvian share capital, management or cooperation. Norway is one of the largest investors in Latvia with over 500 MEUR and the Norwegian Chamber has 110 members. We facilitate professional networking, exchange of experiences, provide relevant information and promote Norwegian companies, competence and business values. Members are invited to 35 annual business and social events with interesting topics, speakers, companies, stakeholders and networking opportunities. Please contact me to hear more about us and the value of membership!  

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We welcome Global Consulting and Fjord Software as our new Bronze members

We welcome Global Consulting and Fjord Software as our new Bronze members! .. Read more >

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Sign up for FICIL work groups!

The new season comes with new opportunities to join Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia (FICIL) working groups and engage in discussions and prepare recommendations in various areas that define the investment climate and the business environment in Latvia! Below is a list of all the working groups, which have resumed work this past month. Please sign up here to become an active member in the working group of your interest! .. Read more >

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The 5th Nordic Baltic Business Forum presents a vision for Nordic Baltic cooperation

On October 4, 2018, the 5th Nordic Baltic Business Forum took place in Riga, featuring multiple prominent speakers on topics of innovation, cooperation and growth. The event brought together more than 100 Nordic business managers, diplomats, local entrepreneurs, and representatives from the public and private sector. .. Read more >

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The launch of Social Dialogue - Decent Work programme

On September 26, the Innovation Norway, the fund operator of Norway Grants, launched the Social Dialogue – Decent Work programme in Latvia, whose objective is strengthened tripartite cooperation between employer organisations, trade unions and public authorities and the promotion of decent work... Read more >

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Norwegian Ambassador Mr Kristian Ødegaard accredited on September 4

The new Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Kristian Ødegaard was accredited in a ceremony at the Riga Castle on 4 September. Ambassador Ødegaard discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries with the Latvian Head of State. The Ambassador looks forward to working with partners in the Latvian society and to contributing to further development of the close relationship and excellent bonds between Norway and Latvia. Photo: LETA. .. Read more >

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Kucinskis’ government action plan almost completed

The action plan of the incumbent government headed by Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis has almost been completed, while some activities are still in process, according to the information provided by the Latvian Cross-Institutional Coordination Center (PKC)... Read more >

Latvia ranks 42nd in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index

Latvia ranks 42nd in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index, still lagging behind Lithuania and Estonia, according to the latest WEF Global Competitiveness Report. Lithuania ranked 40th this year and Estonia ranked 32nd... Read more >

Government supports 2019 draft state budget

The Cabinet of Ministers endorsed the Finance Ministry's 2019 draft state budget on Monday. State budget revenue next year is projected at EUR 9.178 billion, or EUR 217 million more than in 2018, while budget expenditure is projected at EUR 9.205 million - EUR 96 million more than this year... Read more >

Harmony, KPV LV, New Conservative Party win 13th Saeima elections

RIGA, Oct 7 (LETA) - Harmony party, KPV LV, and the New Conservative Party earned the highest number of votes cast in Latvia’s parliamentary elections after counting all votes from the polling stations located in Latvia, according to information available on the Central Election Commission’s website... Read more >

RB Rail ex-CEO sharply criticizes Rail Baltic project's national management

Baiba Rubesa, former CEO of the joint Baltic venture RB Rail formed for the establishment of the Rail Baltic railway project who on Thursday resigned shortly before the end of her term of office in October, has sharply criticized the project and accused the three Baltic states in a conflict of interest, while also specifically criticizing Estonia's Center Party government. Rubesa resigned as CEO of RB Rail on Thursday morning. At the press conference, she said that she had already planned to resign this summer, but decided to stay for longer at the request of the Latvian prime minister. Rubesa said she had chosen to resign now and draw attention to the project's shortcomings. "My profound concern is that the Rail Baltic project is at serious risk of not being properly implemented," Rubesa said. .. Read more >