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Impact and Latest Trends of Covid-19 on the Rental Housing Market

16 May 2020

In order to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia the emergency situation is extended until 9 June 2020. Until then there shall be restrictive measures established by the Government that have serious impact on all sectors of the national economy. The rental housing market is no exception and has encountered a sharp drop in rent and significant changes to the situation of the lease market. Check out the overview of the current trends to the rental housing market prepared by the Ellex Klaviņš Law Firm.... Read more

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Letter from the Ambassador and NCCL Chairman & Vice-Chairman

15 May 2020

In response to the crisis situation spured by the COVID-19 pandemic and in connection to Norway's Constitution Day on May 17, the Ambassador of Norway and the newly-elected Chairman and Vice-Chairman of NCCL has prepared a letter to Norwegian company owners and managers in Latvia, reassuring of Embassy's and the Chamber's committment to continue to work for fewer barriers to trade, partnerships and investments, enhanced economic cooperation, and thus fostering synergies between the economies of Norway and Latvia. The full statement is attached below!... Read more

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NCCL meets Atea Global Services to Discuss Post Pandemic World of IT

13 May 2020

On May 7, NCCL members joined an online meeting with the Expert Team of Atea Global Services to discuss the Post Pandemic World of IT. The Sales Director of Atea Global Services Dagne Grass gave an elaborate insight in the challenges various companies have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing all business operations online, including starting to work remotely, meant introducing new technologies, reinventing daily routines, focusing on stabilizing the situation and introducing standardization.... Read more

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Matīss Kukainis elected as the Chairman of NCCL, Frode Aasheim – as the Vice-Chairman

07 May 2020

Starting this week, the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia will be Chaired by Matīss Kukainis, the founding partner of Spīgulis & Kukainis Law firm, who has a been elected member of the NCCL board since 2017 and for the past year as served as the NCCL Vice-Chairman. Meanwhile, in the role of the Vice-Chairman the NCCL board elected Frode Aasheim, Director of Kaizen Institute of Latvia, who has previously served on the NCCL board between 2013 and 2016.... Read more

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Overview by Rödl & Partner on the current status in the Nordic-Baltic region

07 May 2020

Rödl & Partner closely monitors all the news and governmental announcements connected with the Covid-19 case. We are keeping track of governmental measures which may enable businesses to mitigate the adverse implications. Their Nordic-Baltic team has prepared a special edition for you on how to receive state aid in order to reduce the negative effects on your business as well as an overview on the current status in the Nordic-Baltic region.... Read more

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Orkla to Continue Investing in Latvia

06 May 2020

Check out the interview, published in Latvian business weekly "Dienas Business", with the CEO and President of Orkla group Jaan Ivar Semlitsch and his outlook on doing business and continuing investments in Latvia!... Read more

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Audi and Volkswagen Importer Extends Car Warranty, Free Rental to Medical Staff

06 May 2020

Volkswagen and Audi in Latvia offer to extend the warranty provided by the car manufacturer to those customers whose car warranty expires in the period from March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020. Meanwhile, to support the frontline workers and volunteers that deliver essential services to people most at risk from the corona crisis, Moller Baltic Import - the official importer of Volkswagen and Audi cars - has been offering free car rental to medical staff and volunteers of "Paliec mājās!" ("Stay at home!") association.... Read more

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Berlitz Invites to Join Norwegian Open Groups Autumn 2020

05 May 2020

Our member Berlitz Language Services has announced their Call for Norwegian Open Groups in Autumn 2020. Check out the information below about the various levels of courses offered to those interested in learing or improving their Norwegian language skills.... Read more

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LIAA Director Outlines Emerging Opportunities in the Post-Crisis Period

28 April 2020

On April 28, the Director of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia Kaspars Rozkalns joined an online meeting with members of the Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish Chambers of Commerce in Latvia and shared his perspectives on the emerging opportunities in the post-crisis period and providing us with an update on the available support measures provided by LIAA to businesses in Latvia.... Read more

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