On Friday, June 1, the annual meeting of the Government and the Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia (FICIL) will be held. The meeting will address the progress made in attracting investments and improvements needed in macroeconomic and tax policy, court system, insolvency process, in the area of competitiveness of state-owned capital companies and renewable energy.
The 16th High Council Meeting of the Government of Latvia and FICIL will be held on June 1, at 9:00 in the Green Hall of the Cabinet of Ministers (Office of the Cabinet of Ministers, 3rd floor). A TV/photo opportunity is planned at the beginning of the meeting, while at 10:15 an opportunity for a 'family photo' in the lobby of the Cabinet of Ministers is planned.
After the meeting, at 12:30, the press conference will be held in the Press Conference Room of the Cabinet of Ministers (3rd floor). Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and Håkan Berg, Honorary Chairman of the High Council Meeting, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Swedbank will participate in the press conference.
On the part of the Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia, the meeting will be attended by senior executives of the following companies: British American Tobacco, Cemex, Coca-Cola Company, Dalkia, Ernst & Young, Eversheds International Limited, Fazer Group, Fortum Corporation, GE Money, GEFCO, GlaxoSmithKline, Indtec Baltic Coal, Knauf, Latvija Statoil, Linstow, Narvesen Baltija, Neste Oil, NCH Advisors, DNB, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rimi Baltic, RSA Group, SEB, SPI Group, Stockholm School of Economics, Stora Enso, Swedbank, Telia Sonera, Uralchem, as well as Chairmen of the Chambers of Commerce of ten foreign countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States).
Information about improvements of the investment environment in Latvia:
About the meeting of the Government and FICIL:
The High Council Meetings of the Government of Latvia and FICIL have been taking place annually since 1999. The objective of the dialogue between the Government and the foreign investors is to improve the business environment and encourage foreign investments in Latvia. The ministers, senior officials and senior executives from each FICIL member company’s headquarters monitoring foreign investments in Latvia participate in the annual meetings of the Latvian Government and FICIL.
Attention to the media:
The representatives of the mass media shall arrive to the media opportunities 15 minutes prior to event. For participation in the press conference and TV/photo opportunities please apply by phone +371 67082922 or to e-mail: email@example.com. We kindly ask you to apply by Thursday, May 31, 10:00.
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