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On July 1, 2022, Sorainen announced that INVL’s acquisition of the Mandatum Life Baltic insurance business (reported by CEE Legal Matters on June 29, 2021) had closed, after obtaining all the necessary licenses and permits from the Baltic and Finnish supervisory authorities (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on March 18, 2022).

Entering into force on February 19, 2021, the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility aimed, according to the European Commission, “to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic and make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient, and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions.” CEE Legal Matters spoke with lawyers from Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, and Romania to learn what each country focused on, with its Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP), and what difficulties lie ahead, now that these plans have been submitted to the EC.

The pandemic-related consequences and the reluctance of Scandinavian funds to invest in the Baltic states, with Latvia being considered a potential war zone, led to the re-evaluation of the country's most active sectors, according to Triniti Latvia Director of Business Development Eriks Blumbergs.