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Strict one-month lockdown comes into force from today

21 October 2021

Strict Covid-19 lockdown rules have come into force in Latvia from today until November 15. During this time period, all stores, except for those selling essential goods, will be shut, and only the most essential services will be available. The rules effective during the lockdown are intended to restrict in-person contacts of people from different households as much as possible in order to ease pressure on the healthcare system, prevent the necessity to limit critical healthcare services and prioritize patients.... Read more

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Latvia's actual unemployment drops to 6.4% in September

19 October 2021

In September 2021, Latvia's actual unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, down 0.5 percentage points from August, shows the Labor Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). This is the lowest unemployment rate recorded since December 2019 when it was 6.6 percent, the CSB said.... Read more

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NCCL Members Discuss Infrastracture Plans with the Riga City Council

15 October 2021

In the beginning of October, before the Government of Latvia reintroduced Emergency Situation in Latvia, a group of NCCL members visited the Riga City Council and joined a roundtable discussion with the Vice-Mayor or Riga Vilnis Ķirsis and the Chairperson of Riga's Development Committee Inese Andersone.... Read more

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New Technology Business Centre Opened with Norway Grants Support

08 October 2021

On October 7, the new Technology Business Centre (TBC) held its official opening ceremony at the University of Latvia House of Science. The Technology Business Centre, which has been created with the support of Norway Grants programme, will operate as a branch of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) with the aim of attracting a minimum of 98 business idea developers and aiding the development of at least 30 product prototypes. The Centre will also provide pre-acceleration support and various training programmes.... Read more

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Norway's direct investments in Latvia exceed EUR 350 million

27 September 2021

Norway at present in the eighth largest investor in Latvia with direct investments exceeding EUR 350 million, LETA learned from the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce inLatvia. The total turnover of companies in Latvia with Norwegian capital, according to Lursoft, exceeded EUR 1.15 billion, according to Lursoft.... Read more

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Nordwoc joins NCCL as Silver Category Member

22 September 2021

Join us in welcoming Nordwoc among NCCL members! Nordwoc is a company offering advanced development of professional, scientific and technical services. It offers a full range of solutions, technologies and equipment for measurements and testing with a significance to both science and research as well as production and training.... Read more

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Open Call in the Responsible Business Ambassadors programme

16 September 2021

CSR-Latvia has launched an open call in its "Responsible business ambassadors" programme, inviting companies and entrepreneurs to join this training programme and learn about sustainability in business. NCCL members are offered a 5% discount in addition to the possibility of receiving co-financing from Swedbank. Application deadline is September 28.... Read more

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First reverse vending machines set up in Latvia

15 September 2021

Setting up the first reverse vending machines in Latvia began this week, Miks Sturitis, CEO at the packaging deposit system's implementer Depozita Iepakojuma Operators, told LETA. The machines are set up by Tomra Collection Latvia, Latvian subsidiary of Norwegian manufacturer of collecting and sorting products Tomra Systems.... Read more

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Orkla Latvija Opens a New Production Plant in Ādaži

10 September 2021

Congratulations to "Orkla Latvija" for completing yet another milestone project! On September 9, an official opening ceremony took place at the brand-new "Laima" chocolate production plant in Ādaži! Worth over 20 million EUR, it is one of the biggest investment projects in Latvia's food production industry.... Read more