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SCCL Advocacy group proposal on business digitalization

SCCL Advocacy group has submitted its third proposal on behalf of the SCCL to the Ministry of Economy and Innovation and the head of the State Emergency Operations Centre Aurelijus Veryga regarding a one-time state subsidy of 10,000-15,000 EUR for business digitalization of SMEs. This type of support would help SMEs to preserve business continuity and jobs, maintain their competitiveness, ensure the supply of goods and services to the public and contribute to economic recovery post Covid-19. The suggested one-time subsidy could be administrated by Investment and Business Guarantees (INVEGA). The proposal has been prepared by WALLESS with input from Enterprise Lithuania and SCCL Member companies Baltic Amadeus and SynoInt. The full document (in Lithuanian) can be downloaded here.

New insights into the Swedish approach to Covid-19

During the SCCL webinar on April 29th, a prominent panel of speakers, including the Swedish Ambassador Maria Christina Lundqvist, took a closer look at the unique approach to Covid-19 in Sweden. According to the Ambassador, the Swedish strategy is based on trust in people, individual responsibility and recommendations by scientists. Sweden has chosen a sustainable long-term strategy, which also takes into consideration the gender equality perspective. When it comes to business, the pandemic might bring new opportunities to the Baltic States – the Lithuanian companies should be ready to stand out, showcasing their competitiveness and innovative approach in the Nordic market. The overall impact of Covid-19 on businesses is dependent on both the duration of lockdown in different countries and on the efficiency of measures taken by governments globally. Read the press release from the webinar, published by the news portal 15min.lt here.

Flashbacks from the Members' Quarterly Update

SCCL held a Members-only virtual session for reviewing Q1 activities and getting an insight into #COVID-19 impact on Members' businesses. Managing Director of SCCL Jone Sestakauskaite gave an overview of events and other highlights of SCCL activities before and during the quarantine (find the presentation here). The CEO of Syno, Jokke Nurminen presented the Members' Survey, which was carried out in April. 84% of the respondents have experienced reduced turnover since the coronavirus outbreak (full presentation of the survey results can be found here). However, the Members who joined the meeting expressed optimism for the future due to the high flexibility of businesses in Lithuania to quickly adapt to the new conditions and make the best of the challenging situation.

Welcome to suggest your webinar topics!

During the Members' Quarterly Update we asked the participants to give some input on the relevant webinar topics that SCCL could cover in the upcoming weeks. You are welcome to submit your suggestions by taking a 1-question survey here.

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Fondia invites to a webinar on corporate subsidies

Fondia invites Nordic-Baltic businesses to a webinar (in English) on May 14th at 14.00 regarding government support packages for companies in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania in response to COVID-19. Managing Director of SCCL Member company Fondia Lithuania, Jurgita Vaiciulioniene, together with her colleagues Eeva-Riitta Högnäs, Erik Frid Jutblad, Andres Kees will share the insights and give an overview of the state aid measures for businesses in their respective country. The event is a part of Towards the New Normal webinar series organized by Fondia Finland (in Finnish). More information can be found here.

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Additional business support package by the Swedish government

The aim of the new support package is to make it possible for businesses in Sweden to weather the acute crisis while making it easier for them to reorient and adapt their activities. This could apply to restaurants that need to sell more food via takeaway orders or taxi companies that can start making deliveries. It could also involve major manufacturing companies that reorient their production to products such as health care materials. The size of the support will depend on how large a loss of turnover a business has had and may vary between 22.5% and 75% of the business’s fixed costs excluding wage costs for March and April 2020 Source.

Tomas Stavbom, regional Manager of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in Uppsala, is positive to the new support package, but says in an interview to the Swedish radio that it should be prolonged even in May, June and onwards. Source

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Situation in Sweden in the eyes of medical and public health experts

The Lithuanian Professionals in Stockholm Club invites to a webinar (in Lithuanian) on May 14th at 18:30 – 20:00 CEST for analyzing how the Swedish health care system has been affected by the country's coronavirus strategy and how medical workers are dealing with the situation. Healthcare professionals of Lithuanian background with many years of experience will share their experiences, insights, advice and recommendations by looking at the situation from within.

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Home delivery of premium ice-cream

Surprise your Mother and your loved ones with a healthier, luxurious Minioti ice-cream! Tasty, premium no added sugar ice cream packed with Jersey milk and cream with 10 billion live probiotic cultures - perfect for everyone! Order online here.

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Being a Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania is an effective way of establishing new business contacts, building networks and staying informed about Swedish-Lithuanian business. 
The Chamber has five membership categories for legal entities and two types of membership for individuals.

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